2022 First Look for Charity | Chicago Auto Show

Friday, February 11, 2022

The 2022 First Look for Charity event offers Boys & Girls Clubs’ supporters a special opportunity to preview the Chicago Auto Show while supporting the youth we serve.

Although much of the First Look for Charity event will be similar to prior years, there are some changes to be aware of for 2022. In this unique year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago will not have a hospitality suite. We believe that this is the best way to ensure the safety of our guests.

Please note that, in accordance with City of Chicago mandates, all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine with name-matching ID required for entry of all attendees ages five and older. All guests are also required to wear masks unless eating or drinking.

McCormick Place
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL , 60616
7-11 p.m.

*Black tie mandatory


Your $275 ticket includes the following:

  • Entrance to the Chicago Auto Show before it opens to the public and a chance to get up close and personal with more than 1,000 new cars and vintage models.
  • Unlimited wine, beer, champagne, and various food stations to enjoy.
  • An opportunity to win a brand new car! Every ticket holder has a chance to win a 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir or 2022 GMC Yukon Denali.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for those who are interested in purchasing 25 or more tickets.

For additional information, please contact Emily Steepleton at 312-235-8050 or esteepleton@bgcc.org or visit the First Look Chicago Auto Show website.


If you purchase your ticket after February 1, you must be picked up at the First Look for Charity Will Call. Will Call becomes operational at 5:15 p.m. February 10. Will Call is located on Level 3 of the Grand Concourse, the large east-west corridor that separates the McCormick Place North and South Halls.


The Auto Show is on Level 3, in the South Hall. All participating charities will be represented at Will Call, alphabetically. Your ticket will be available at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago booth.