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First Look for Charity to benefit 18 Chicago charities


First Look for Charity to benefit 18 Chicago charities 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Chicago Auto Show’s annual black-tie benevolent event, First Look for Charity, will benefit 18 deserving Chicago area charities on February 10, 2011.  First Look gives attendees an elegant, inaugural preview of the Chicago Auto Show and treats ticket holders to a night of sophisticated entertainment.  

Now in its 20th year, the black-tie affair will include hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine, soft drinks and desserts.  In 2011, First Look for Charity will also offer up the chance to win one of two new vehicles—a 2011 Hyundai Sonata and at 2011 Honda CR-Z.  

The all-new Honda CR-Z sport hybrid introduces a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling to the gasoline-electric hybrid segment.  The completely redesigned Hyundai Sonata delivers best-in-class fuel economy and raises the bar when it comes to features and technology offered in midsize cars.  

The CR-Z is compliments of American Honda Motor Company and the Sonata is compliments of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Hyundai Dealers.  Vehicle winners must be present at time of drawings.  

About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2011 public show will be held from February 11 – February 20, 2011.  For more information, visit or 

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association: Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and allied members. Dealer members employ over 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. For additional information visit:


Paul Brian 
Director of Communications 
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
630-424-6069 Office
312-791-6606 Media Center


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