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Dealers Association Supports Numerous Charities

The 47th annual Miami International Auto Show is proud to once again present $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.  This year’s donation brings the total during the years to more than $350,000. Ronald McDonald House® (RMH) is a temporary "home-away from home®" for families to find rest, support and time away from realities of the hospital procedures and routines. The Miami House opened its doors in 1981 and is located on the campus of the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.

 
 


Jay Rivchin, co-chairman of the Miami International Auto Show, (second from left) presents a check for $15,000 to Veronica Forte, special events and volunteer manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida (right) as Rick Baker, auto show manager, (left) looks on.  

This year’s donation brings the total during the years to nearly $400,000.  Ronald McDonald House® (RMH) is a temporary "home-away from home®" for families to find rest, support and time away from realities of the hospital procedures and routines. The Miami House opened its doors in 1981 and is located on the campus of the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.  

 
 
The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, presenters of the Miami International Auto Show, is an advocate of philanthropy, benefitting various organizations since the show’s opening in 1971.  For more than 40 years, the Association has donated more than $7 million to numerous charities that also include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Joe DiMaggio Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Sheridan House, American Cancer Society, and others.

“Every year we see the great dedication of our dealers who continuously give back to the community,” said Rick Baker, president of the dealers group. “We are excited to see so many charitable organizations prosper as a result of our show.  Our auto show continues to make an impact on the communities it serves by partnering with incredible organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

 

The Miami International Auto Show is among the largest nationally and takes place Saturday, September 9 through Sunday, September 17. Admission to the show is $12 for adults, $6 children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

 For more information, or to purchase tickets for this year’s event, visit www.miamiautoshow.net. 

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About South Florida Automobile Dealers Association          

The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association began in 1933 and originally was formed to share marketing opportunities and control costs. Today, the Association comprises more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties making it larger than some state-wide auto dealer groups. For more than 40 years, the Association has donated over $7 million to numerous charities that also include Joe DiMaggio Hospital, YMCA, Alzheimer’s Association Sheridan House, Museum of Art, American Cancer Society, Historic Society of Fort Lauderdale, and others.

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