February 16, 2018

AZ Business Magazine

Concours in the Hills raises $115K for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Concours in the Hills, Scuderia Southwest’s largest high performance, exotic and collector car event of the year, raised more than $115,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital during its Saturday, Feb. 10 show. The event celebrated its fifth year by smashing donation, attendance, vehicle and sponsorship records. 

Scuderia Southwest and members of the public brought 719 vehicles to Fountain Hills’ Fountain Park for an idyllic day of charitable fundraising and horsepower. Many of the cars are worth millions of dollars each. The event, free to attend, required a minimum $60 donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital in order to register a vehicle, though many donated more. A 50/50 raffle also benefitted the hospital. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Scuderia Southwest’s exclusive charity partner for 2018.

“Concours in the Hills is an incredible community event that just keeps getting better,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Scuderia Southwest’s ongoing commitment to the health, hope and healing at Phoenix Children’s Hospital speaks volumes about its priorities as a car club and philanthropic juggernaut. We are incredibly grateful for our relationship with them.”

Concours in the Hills packed Fountain Park with vehicles of all kinds, from classic American muscle to historic European sports cars, and everything in between – including a United States Marine Corps Viper helicopter, which was surrounded by Viper sports cars, and an Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Cobra helicopter, surrounded by about 30 Cobra sports cars. The show was opened by famous names in racing, including Bob Bondurant, Lyn St. James and Paul Tracy.

More than 20,000 spectators attended 2018’s Concours in the Hills, versus 15,000 in 2017. Scuderia Southwest also garnered 78 sponsors for the event.

“We are thrilled to see Concours in the Hills grow into a premier car show in just five years, and we could not have done it without the community,” said Peter Volny, marketing and media director at Scuderia Southwest. “From the members of the public who exhibited their cars to volunteers that donated their time, Concours in the Hills continues its charitable tradition with the help of many.”

Scuderia Southwest will return to Fountain Park for the sixth annual Concours in the Hills on Saturday, February 9, 2019. For more information about Concours in the Hills, visit concoursinthehills.org.