2011 Charities
:: Adopt America Network
:: American Red Cross Youth Services
:: Imagination Station Summer Camp
:: Mom's House
:: Make-A-Wish Foundation
:: ADUK Scholarship Fund

2011 Auto Dealers United 

for Kids Committee

2011 Chairman 
Pat Stark
Mike Barchick
Marianne Ballas
Robb Brown
Jim Dunn
Frank Kistler, Jr. 
Tim Mathews
Mike Rouen
Dave White, Jr. 
John Yark

Auto Dealers United for Kids Mission 

Establish a prestigious and generous benefit to aid in the education and welfare of the children of "Greater Toledo", at the same time increasing the visibility and respect of the region’s auto dealers in their respective communities.


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Auto Dealers United for Kids presents

The Cars are the Stars VIII


The Auto Dealers United for Kids gave away another $100,000 this year to local children’s charities in the Greater Toledo Area… actually, $111,000 to be exact. The proceeds from the “Cars are the Stars VIII” Preview Gala at the Toledo Auto Show were presented to the charity partners on Wednesday, May 4 at The Toledo Club during a special luncheon.

Representatives from seven organizations attended the luncheon to receive their donation from the 2011 event. The recipients included: Adopt America Network has made it their mission to find good families for the children who wait in foster care; Imagination Station inspires in children the wonder of science and technology, preparing them for lives and careers in our knowledge-based economy; American Red Cross Youth Services funds health related education and training for 8-18 year olds; Mom's House gives honor and glory to God by treating each person, born and pre-born, as a unique and priceless gift of a loving Creator; Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy; and the Auto Dealers United for Kids Scholarship Program is awarding $1,000 automotive scholarships to applicants planning to register in an automotive program at Owens Community College or Northwood University. 

2011 ADUK Chairman, Pat Stark of Yark Chevrolet said “ADUK is proud to help the children charities this year by giving back to the community to help children in our area.  By giving back it will enhance the lives of many children and enrich their self esteem now and for future generations. We look forward to another successful year of helping other children charities in 2012.”

Over the years The Cars are the Stars event has grown to become one of the largest benefits in the Greater Toledo area and has raised close to $1 million dollars for local children’s charities.

A Special Thanks to the Sponsors of "The Cars are the Stars VIII" 

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

For ticket information, please call Nikki Bragg at 419.843.2611 or download the reservation form here and fax to 419.843.2622.