Nine-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will headline the Motor City Car Crawl Charity Gala taking place at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit on Saturday, Aug. 7.
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) are hosting the inaugural Motor City Car Crawl, a free, walkable outdoor event that will kick off at noon on Thursday, Aug. 5, and end on Sunday, Aug. 8.
“Following a year that had a negative impact on many organizations, especially non-profits, we are thrilled to create and host a new event that will raise money for children’s charities,” says Doug North, special events chairman for DADA. “We are especially thankful to feature a big name, like Sheryl Crow, as our headliner to help draw people downtown.”
The Charity Gala will be a ticketed event featuring an array of food and beverage options. It will raise money for nine Detroit children’s charities, including: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit, Children’s Center, The Children’s Foundation, Detroit PAL, Judson Center, March of Dimes Metro Detroit, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
“Our partnership with Rod Alberts and the DADA continues to grow with this exciting announcement of Sheryl Crow as the headliner,” says Eric Larson, CEO of the DDP. “Public spaces continue to provide unique opportunities for our community to come together in Downtown Detroit and this ticketed Gala will provide critical financial support to nine local children’s charities.”
Tickets for the Motor City Car Crawl Charity Gala will be available starting June 10 here.
The DADA supports more than 185 auto dealers in the greater Detroit are through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and community relations activities, along with producing the North American International Auto Show.
The DDP aims to strengthen and support downtown Detroit through initiatives, programs, and partnerships with businesses, philanthropists, and the government. It is also responsible for managing six downtown Detroit parks and public spaces.