Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17

The Event

Each year the Columbus Automobile Dealers host a Charity Gala during the Columbus International Auto Show. They celebrate the show with fellow professionals in the automotive industry and raise funds to give back to local organizations in the Columbus and Central Ohio community. In 2018, the Charity Gala raised a record $189,000 for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, and the Childhood League Center.

In 2019 the Columbus Automobile Dealers Association will raise money and recognize three more amazing central Ohio charities --Dreams on Horseback, Pink Ribbon Girls and Second & Seven Foundation.

2019 Columbus International Auto Show Charity Gala

Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Dreams on Horseback

Dreams on Horseback was founded to help people with challenges improve their lives through horse-assisted experiences and education. Programs include Therapeutic Riding Lessons, Equine Assisted Learning, Alzheimer's Sensory Experiences, Vocational Training, and Military Connections just to name a few.

Pink Ribbon Girls

Pink Ribbon Girls was founded by breast cancer survivors who have a passion for supporting and empowering others who are currently in the fight against breast cancer and gynecological cancers. Programs include FREE healthy meals, housecleaning, transportation to treatment and support to ensure that No One Travels This Road Alone (TM).

Second and Seven Foundation

The Second & Seven Foundation was founded to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. Programs include Tackling Illiteracy in 2nd grade classrooms across the country with books and reading role models.