An online mobile auction to support TechForce Foundation – a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that supports students pursuing transportation related technical careers – will begin October 18, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET. The auction coincides with the naming of TechForce as the official charity beneficiary of the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d'Elegance (LVCE) Opening Night Gala and will last through the Gala’s conclusion on Friday, October 25. The gala itself will be held at the Keep Memory Alive Center and is expected to draw more than 700 guests. To bid in the auction after it goes live at 6 p.m. PT click here>>.
TechForce Foundation champions students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians. “The automotive industry is an exciting place for young people, and by encouraging their education and training we not only keep a real hands-on profession alive, but we help students to pursue a good-paying life-long career,” said Jennifer Maher, TechForce Foundation CEO. “The funds we hope to raise from the mobile auction will aid in scholarships and the expansion of continued grants.”
The TechForce Foundation mobile auction is available for bidding or donations in two ways:
Text: techforce to 52182
Among the notable auction items are sports and driving packages ranging from VIP excursions at the 2020 Acura Grand Prix in Long Beach, 2020 Toronto Indy Car Race, Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas, Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2020 and Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2020, to meet-and-greets with racing legends such as Richard Petty and Bobby Rahal, afternoons with automotive celebrities including Chip Foose, Mike Brewer and Bogi Lateinar, a live painting by preeminent motorsport artist Kevin Paige, and Kentucky Derby, Barrett-Jackson and ESPY Award experiences. To view a full list of auction items after it goes live at 6 p.m. PT visit the auction website.
Dollars raised through the Las Vegas Concours d' Elegance Auction and Gala support TechForce Foundation's charitable purposes, including high-school auto shop makeovers, starting with Southeast Career Technical Academy* (SECTA), Nevada's oldest career and technical education (CTE) high school; scholarships for post-secondary technical training; and TechForce’s campaign to break the harmful stigmas that plague the technician profession.
In addition to the online auction, $50 of every Gala ticket purchased goes directly to TechForce Foundation.
About TechForce Foundation
TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) with the mission to champion students to and through their technical education and into careers as professional transportation technicians. The Foundation distributes more than $2.0 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors, and is spearheading FutureTech Success®, the industry-wide initiative to help encourage and support more young people to pursue the vehicle technician profession. For more information, visit www.techforce.org.
About Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance (LVCE)
In the inaugural year, the 2019 Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance brings the historic automobile show to the entertainment capital of the world. LVCE exhibits over 20 classes of rare and unique automobiles invited from around the world, most never before shown in Las Vegas. The four-day event will be hosted at some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious locations including, the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, DragonRidge Country Club at MacDonald Highlands and the iconic Las Vegas Blvd (The Las Vegas Strip). For more information, visit lasvegasconcours.com or follow @LasVegasConcours on Facebook and Instagram.
Online mobile auction: https://techforce.givesmart.com
Opening Night Gala tickets: https://www.techforce.org/lasvegasconcoursgala
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