The Children's Center's 2013 AutoGlow goes Green

Charity Gala nears sell-out status

- The Children's Center's 2013 AutoGlow, Vive Detroit, will be held at Ford Field on Jan. 18, following the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview

- In a show of support for sustainable business practices, The Children's Center is going green for AutoGlow

- To highlight sustainability and innovation, presenting sponsor Ford Motor Company will showcase vehicles featuring head-turning style and fuel-efficient technology

DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Center supports sustainability by going green for the 2013 AutoGlow, Vive Detroit. Presented by Ford Motor Company, the gala benefit will be offset by energy credits, highlight energy efficient vehicles, and be held at Ford Field, one of the greenest stadiums in the world on Jan. 18.

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Hosted by Lisa & Bill Ford and Nicki & Alan Mulally, and hailed as the premier after-glow event following the 2013 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview, the 2013 AutoGlow, Vive Detroit, celebrates Detroit's French origins with world-class cuisine, live entertainment and reception with supporters of The Children's Center.

Ford Field is one of the most environmentally-friendly stadiums in the country. The energy efficient facility incorporates a number of green construction techniques such as the reuse of an unused building; the integration of recycled steel, glass, and rubber; as well as skylights to increase natural lighting and state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems.

Lisa Ford, one of AutoGlow 2013's co hosts and a member of The Children's Center's Board of Directors, said,  "Bill and I support many environmental initiatives. As long-term supporters of The Children's Center, we felt that AutoGlow 2013 should reflect the sustainable business practices we all embrace."

In an effort to do their part in preserving the environment, The Children's Center calculated AutoGlow's carbon footprint, a measure of CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels, and purchased a credit to offset the event's projected emissions. The credit will be invested in projects that work to reduce overall environmental impact and fight global warming. To further highlight sustainability, presenting sponsor Ford Motor Company will showcase vehicles from the 2013 lineup featuring head-turning style and fuel-efficient technology.

Those interested in attending AutoGlow 2013 must act fast, as only a limited number of tickets are still available.  Individuals can purchase tickets for $325.  Sponsorship packages begin at $7,500.  To purchase tickets or sponsorship packages and to learn more about the event, call 313-262-1085 or visit thechildrenscenter.com/autoglow.

About The Children's Center
The Children's Center is one of the largest, most diverse and comprehensive frontline child-serving agencies in Michigan, addressing the needs and problems of some of the most troubled children in the United States.  For more information, please visit The Children's Center web site at www.thechildrenscenter.com.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

About Ford Field
Ford Field is one of the most environmentally-friendly stadiums in the country. Its environmental leadership includes innovative recycling programs and green construction techniques, such as the reuse of an unused building. Construction of the stadium incorporated 750,000 square feet of the old J.L. Hudson department store warehouse. The entire facility utilized 20 million pounds of recycled steel in the ceiling and 10 million pounds in the concrete frame. Recycled glass was mixed into the terrazzo flooring installed inside the stadium. The state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems are extremely energy-efficient and the use of windows to bring in natural light reduces the need for artificial lighting. The field itself utilizes recycled rubber material from more than 25,000 tires (300,000 pounds) that did not go to landfills.

SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County



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