PITTSBURGH (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix presented its year-end donation check to its charities. The $350,000 check propelled the 35-year total to an amazing $5,102,500 for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
The presentation took place on Thursday night, February 15, when the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Foundation hosted the Dancing with the Cars party as the opening preview of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The check was presented to the charities on the main stage with over a thousand people looking on. Many of those in attendance were Grand Prix volunteers and sponsors and they posed with the check on stage – we couldn’t have done it without them.
“This donation is the culmination of our 2017 Grand Prix races and car shows combined with the proceeds from the Dancing with the Cars event,” said Dan DelBianco, executive director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. “This is always an exciting moment as we reveal the check but this year we had some extra drama as we passed the $5 million all time mark. These funds are raised by the incredible efforts of our volunteers, donors and sponsors. We are extremely fortunate to have the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Foundation fuel our efforts,”
GPADF President, Mark Baer stated “We are proud and excited to be able to raise money for worthy charities in Western Pennsylvania through the efforts of the auto dealers and the GPADA.”
This was a Great Night with a Great Cause – guests enjoyed a savory strolling dinner and desserts as they danced among the latest new cars and trucks with two live bands!
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to host an annual world-class vintage automotive event to raise funds for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is one of the nation’s premier automotive events with 250,000 attendees. The 2018 Race Week runs July 6-15, culminating with the vintage races through the streets of Pittsburgh and car shows at Schenley Park on July 14-15.