Every year, the Pittsburgh International Auto Show commences with a red carpet event the evening before the show opens. Each red carpet event is dedicated to raising money to charity.
For the past three years, the charity partner has been the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP).
- The PVGP is one of the largest, on-street classic car race in the country.
- They race through the streets of Schenley Park, which for a Pittsburgh local should be a bucket list item to see.
Year over year, this dynamic duo has given record-breaking amounts to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School charities.
A Whopping $405,500 Presented to Autism Charities
This year was no different. On Thursday February 16, 2017 the PVGP, along with Presenting Sponsor, the Pittsburgh International Auto Show (specifically its charity arm—the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation), presented a $405,500 check to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
Attendance Sees 40% Increase
We could tell you that this event has been gaining momentum, but we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves. This year’s Charity Premiere saw an attendance increase of 40% bringing the total head count over a thousand.
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the Pittsburgh International Auto Show. This is an ongoing story that only just keeps on inspiring us.