TROY, Mich. – Nov. 21, 2011 – The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced that tickets for the Charity Preview, Detroit’s premier black-tie gala, are now on sale.  The event, which raises millions for children’s charities, will take place at Detroit’s Cobo Center, Fri., Jan. 13, 2012.  Charity Preview is presented by RBS Charter One.

Tickets are $250, $240 of which is tax deductible.  Proceeds from this elegant event support vital services for children of all ages in the Detroit metro area. Since 1976 the NAIAS Charity Preview has raised over $84 million for southeast Michigan children’s charities – over $33 million of which was raised in the last seven years alone.

“Charity Preview is proof that the people of our region are among the most generous in the world,” said Bill Perkins, NAIAS 2012 chairman.  “In good times and in bad, we roll out the red carpet for our guests and they respond, year-after-year, and help make Charity Preview one of the largest, single-night fundraisers for children anywhere in the world.”  And, Perkins added, “We look forward to welcoming everyone interested in exciting cars and entertainment to the biggest event in the Motor City supporting children’s charities, and the best of the auto industry.”

Beneficiaries of the Charity Preview include:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit, The Children’s Center, Judson Center, The Detroit Institute for Children, Think Detroit PAL, March of Dimes, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Charity Preview tickets can be purchased on-line now at or by calling 888-838-7500.

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For more information contact Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations, LLC, Joe Rohatynski or Marc Harlow at 517-579-0789 office, or 517-579-7313 fax, or

NAIAS Sponsors
The NAIAS would like to thank its premier sponsors: Delta Air Lines, DENSO, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michelin, ZF Group, as well as its official sponsors:, ion Television, MSN Autos, Panasonic Automotive, and Schaeffler.

About the North American International Auto Show
Entering its 24th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place.

One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

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