Fifth Third Bank announced today it has renewed its annual partnership with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show. The highlights of this exclusive partnership provide that Fifth Third is the exclusive bank of the show and will again serve as a main distributor of the weekday half-priced auto show coupons, Grand Benefactor of First Look for Charity gala and host of an exciting and interactive display on the show floor.
The public is encouraged to stop into any Fifth Third banking center in Illinois and Northwest Indiana and pick up the half-priced weekday discount coupons. To find a banking center near you, visit our branch locator at www.53.com.
In addition to providing weekday discount coupons as the exclusive bank sponsor, Fifth Third Bank will again serve as Grand Benefactor of First Look for Charity, one of Chicago's biggest one-day fundraisers, regularly generating more than $2 million each year for 18 local charitable organizations.
The bank will also host an exciting interactive display at the Chicago Auto Show.
"We're thrilled to have Fifth Third Bank return this year as a premier partner," said Kurt Schiele, Chicago Auto Show chairman. "The No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion NASCAR is sure to draw a crowd and race fans of all ages will be able to test their skill on custom racing simulators within the Firth Third display."
As the nation's largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show spans more than one million square feet of contiguous one-floor space, displays multiple world and North American introductions and showcases a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display, including hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars.
"The Chicago Auto Show is an iconic institution that is well-known and highly regarded throughout the world," said Robert A. Sullivan, president & CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Chicago). "We are delighted to join forces with this wonderful organization and enjoy the opportunity of meeting the tens of thousands of visitors that the show will draw daily."
The Chicago Auto Show will be held February 8-17 at McCormick Place (Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St., Chicago. GPS: 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, 60616).
General admission to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show is $12 for adults (ages 13 - 61), $6 for children (ages 7 - 12) and $6 for senior citizens (ages 62 and up). Any child 6 years or younger may enter the show free of charge when they accompany a paying adult. Advanced ticket sales are available online at www.chicagoautoshow.com.
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