2008 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview Tickets On Sale Now


DETROIT - October 30, 2007: Tickets for the 2008 North American International Auto Show's (NAIAS) black-tie Charity Preview gala are on sale now.

The NAIAS 2008 Charity Preview will take place Friday, Jan. 18, at Cobo Center in Detroit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $400 each, of which $390 is directly tax-deductible. For more information on the NAIAS 2008 Charity Preview or to purchase tickets, visit www.naias.com or call (888) 838-7500.

"Charity Preview is Detroit's night to shine. Every year the event brings out the very best of our region as thousands of fabulously-attired partygoers from all over the globe converge inside Cobo Center to bask in the limelight," said Carl Galeana, senior co-chairman for the NAIAS 2008. "This year's Charity Preview promises to be extra special as the NAIAS prepares for some incredible surprises."

Each year, the Charity Preview and the NAIAS host many local, national and worldwide celebrities. Although the show has not fully confirmed all of its plans just yet, in the past R&B Singer Kelis; legendary DJ Funk Master Flex; veteran artists Hall & Oates; Celine Dion, Comedians Steve Harvey and Tommy Davidson; Kevin Bacon; Kid Rock; Jay Leno; Veronica Webb; Tony Danza; Jeff Daniels; The Apprentice star Omarosa; and TV Host Rachel Ray; have attended the black tie event. Be sure to check in frequently at www.naias.com for updates on celebrities, entertainment and after-parties.

The 2007 Charity Preview raised $6 million for children's charities. Since its inception in 1976, Charity Preview has raised more than $71 million for children's charities in metro Detroit, nearly $40 million of which was raised in the last six years alone. The purchase of a single Charity Preview ticket provides medical treatment, clothing and support services for local kids in need.

Beneficiaries of the 2008 Charity Preview include: Barat Child and Family Services; Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan; Boys Hope-Girls Hope of Detroit; The Children's Center; Children's Homes of Judson Center; Children's Hospital of Michigan; Children's Services of Northeast Guidance Center Assistance League; the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; The Detroit Institute for Children; Easter Seals - Michigan; March of Dimes; and ThinkDetroit PAL .

NAIAS 2008 Official Dates
Press Preview will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 through Tuesday, Jan. 15. Industry Preview will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 17. The annual black-tie Charity Preview will be held Friday evening, Jan. 18. Public Days will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 27.

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