First Look for Charity

Car Giveaway

One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the car giveaway[1]. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to more than 25 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Anyone who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing. This year, two vehicles will be raffled off, a 2015 Ford Explorer and a 2015 Ford Fusion. The Explorer and Fusion are provided compliments of Ford Motor Co. and the Chicagoland Ford Dealers Association.

2015 Ford Explorer - Produced at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, the 2015 Ford Explorer has one of the most spacious interiors on the market. Up to seven passengers can fit in the three-row SUV, and five adults will be fine in the front two rows. Every inch of the interior seems to be designed with family use in mind, and a power tailgate and power-folding seats are there to make it more convenient.
The Explorer also is one of the safest vehicles Ford builds, with inflatable rear seat belts and rearview cameras and blind-spot detectors. For 2015, second-row heated seats and adaptive cruise control are available on the Limited, and automatic head lamps are made standard.

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2015 Ford Fusion - The Ford Fusion has been acclaimed as a design leader in the midsize sedan segment. Reviewers think the Fusion has a fun-to-drive demeanor and a roomy, upscale cabin filled with high-end materials. Its numerous distinctions include EyesOnDesign honors for design excellence in a production vehicle. The 2015 Fusion comes standard with a rearview camera, voice-controlled Sync with MyFord (which includes Bluetooth, auxiliary and USB jacks, 911 Assist and a feature that reads incoming text messages over the speakers while you’re driving) and MyKey.

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[1] A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his picture for future publicity and promotion with compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and social security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.

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