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Auto Show Charity Spectacular at DeVos Hall

Jan 02, 2020 10:00AM ● By WLMagazine

On Jan. 29, The Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Child­ren’s Foundation invites you to join in celebrating one of the year’s premier events: The Auto Show
Chari­ty Spectacular. 

Guests may relish in a gourmet strolling dinner by local sponsoring restaurants — including Reserve Wine & Food, The Candied Yam, Bar Divani, KJ Catering, Noco Provisions and more — and cocktails while enjoying an exclusive preview of the 22nd Annual Michigan International Auto Show exhibition hall. The Auto features 300 new vehicles from car manufacturers across the globe. A highlight of the event is the popular Million Dollar Motorway, a stunning display of exotic vehicles, each of have a $100,000 sticker price. The hall also features an exhibit by The Gilmore Car Museum reviewing 120 years of automotive innovation; a collection of Great American Muscle Cars and the latest in automotive development from more than 25 manufacturers, including Ford, Hyundai, Subaru, Dodge, Jaguar, BMW and more. The show runs from Jan 30-Feb 2.

Support Live Saving Care for Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Entertainment for the evening includes a talent show by current and past patients of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Nicole Cook is a senior event specialist at Spectrum Health and the organizer behind the Charity Spectacular. 

“The talent show is really that moment in the evening that reminds of we are all there,” she said.

Also performing is popular Grand Rapids’ band, Brena. 

Sponsors include Fifth Third Bank, Gentex Corporation, Auto-Wares Group, Sharp Corp., Gun Lake Casino and more. Live media coverage by WOOD TV and WOTV takes place throughout the evening. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail attire. 

Proceeds from this premier event provide life-saving and life-changing care at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in Michigan. Since 2002, the event has raised $2 million for the hospital.

“This is one of our bigger events,” Cook expressed. “I love that we get to celebrate and support the children’s hospital in a fun and unique way.” 

To purchase tickets visit

What: Auto Show Charity Spectacular
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW
Cost: $150