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Night at the Museum

NATM LogoGala & Live Charity Auction

For KIDS AND CARS

Presenting Sponsor:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital allowing us to raise funds for both kids and cars. We’re also presenting our first ever Automotive Heritage Award. The recipient of this award will be none other than racing icon Bobby Rahal.

 

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Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Admission: 5 PM – 10 PM

Attire: Business Professional

Night at the Museum will begin with an optional VIP Reception where the Automotive Heritage Award recipient, Bobby Rahal, will be on hand to talk with attendees in an intimate setting. This reception will have a limited number of tickets available, at an upgraded fee of just $50 per person.

All guests will then be treated to a full reception in the main gallery of the AACA Museum, Inc. where a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles will be on display while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will be followed by an elegant served dinner and presentation of awards where Bobby Rahal will be honored as the first recipient of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. The program will  be followed by a LIVE Auction presented by the Katz Family Foundation with many interesting items up for bid that are sure to capture your attention. Tickets to attend this year’s event will be at a cost of $150 per person, with a $50 upgrade for those interested in the VIP reception.

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All funds raised are for a worthy cause – kids & cars.

The event will celebrate children – our future. Our heritage belongs to them. We recognize the Children’s Hospital’s heritage of healing. That’s why we’re raising funds for lifesaving equipment, vital patient programs, and innovative research to help provide the best possible care to sick and injured children in our community. Funds raised by the AACA Museum, Inc. will also enable it to promote America’s automotive heritage for present and future generations.

We’re thrilled to introduce Miracle Child Caden and his mother Jessica, who are our Children’s Miracle Network ambassadors for this year’s Night at the Museum program. This year’s event will help to raise money for both Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital and the AACA Museum.  Thank you for helping us give the gift of growing up to sick or injured children in our community.

Meet Caden an amazing young man!

 

Another new element this year is the introduction of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. It was designed to honor and provide public recognition for an individual(s) who made an exceptional contribution to the hobby by preserving antique automobiles and motorsports vehicles, exhibiting their vehicles, promoting the hobby, engaging in sustained, noteworthy activities that have positively impacted the hobby, and using his/her position in the hobby for philanthropy and service to others. The field of prospective honorees includes antique car and motorsports owners, writers, and employees of auto-related companies, such as car designers and people who provide governmental and social leadership to protect and promote antique auto and motorsports vehicle ownership and use.

Bobby Rahal 3 Time Champphotos provided by Bobby Rahal

We’re honored to have Bobby Rahal as the first recipient of this award. Bobby Rahal was born in Medina, Ohio and has worked his way up through the racing ranks starting with the SCCA’s feeder series to Formula Atlantic and then onto European Formula Two. In an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-AM, LeMans/IMSA, and CART, Rahal notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500, along with wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring endurance races.

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Event Timeline

Guests arrive 5 PM
VIP Reception with Bobby Rahal – Private Event Location 5 PM – 6 PM
Cocktails – Main Gallery 5 PM – 6 PM
Begin Seating for Dinner 6:15 PM
The Evening’s Program Begins

  • Meet Miracle Child Caden and his family
  • Automotive Heritage Award Presentation
  • Live Auction
 7:30 PM
Event Concludes 10 PM

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Live Auction Items

NEW for 2017! The Night at the Museum event features a live auction with some unique and exciting products, services and experiences. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and the AACA Museum, Inc.

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About Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania, with both the highest level neonatal intensive care unit and a Level I pediatric trauma center. Children’s Hospital physicians and nurses provide comprehensive support and specialized care to infants, children and adolescents every day. Located on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., the Children’s Hospital focuses on providing first-rate health care to all children, from those with complex heart disease to childhood cancers, allowing patients to receive the full spectrum of highest quality care close to their homes.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is an international non-profit organization that has affiliations with 170 children’s hospitals, including Penn State Children’s Hospital. Gifts raised locally through the Children’s Miracle Network program benefit patients treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital by funding lifesaving equipment, patient programs, and pediatric research. More than $65 million has been raised to benefit the Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network since the program began in 1984.

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Night at the Museum is a part of the Fall Meet Week activities happening in Hershey, PA.

Thank you to our generous 2017 sponsors!

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