Marc Riley, National Sales Director of Rick Case Automotive Group, and Debra Koebel, President of the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association (SFADA), recently presented Matt Organ, Co-Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, with a $77,000 donation from the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show, which was raised through ticket sales during last year’s show.
In addition to participating in the check presentation, children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County attended the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show and were treated to a special tour of the show floor, where they got to sit behind the wheel of some of the latest car models on display.
It was Rick Case who launched the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show in 1991 as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Since then, the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show, in partnership with the SFADA, has helped to raise more than $5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. It is one of the organization’s leading annual fundraising events.
“The kids just loved coming to the show where they got to see cars, trucks and motorcycles from around the world,” said Rita Case, Chairperson of the 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show and President and CEO of Rick Case Automotive Group. “Our dealers association is proud to have the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward as the beneficiary of the show every year. With this donation, we can truly make a difference in the lives of these children and
teens through the outstanding programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.”
Founded in 1965, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County currently serves an estimated 13,000 children each year, making it one of the largest groups of its kind in the nation, with 13 clubs that provide a daily positive alternative to the streets for children in the community.