250+ Classic Cars Expected At Budweiser's Houston Brewery For United Way Car Show
The 19th Annual ‘United Way Bud Classic Car Show' Takes Place This Saturday
HOUSTON (April 29, 2010) ─ For classic car lovers in Houston, it's become a tradition each May. And this Saturday, an expected 250 classic cars of all makes, models, years and colors will compete for more than 150 awards at the 19th annual "United Way Bud Classic Car Show."
The show will be held Saturday, May 1, at Anheuser-Busch's Houston Brewery, 775 Gellhorn near the intersection of I-10 East and I-610 East. Other supporters of the event are Silver Eagle Distributors, Yellow Cab and the Bud Cruisers Car Club.
Money raised at Saturday's event continues the local brewery's longstanding support of United Way. Earlier this year United Way of Greater Houston received a $49,961 check from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, representing an increase of about 3 percent in support from the previous year. Along with employee donations of $68,281, local contributions from the brewer in the last year totaled more than $118,000.
"Our annual car show helps support a great cause – the United Way," said Rick Wohlfarth, general manager of the Anheuser-Busch Houston brewery. "For the last 19 years this event has been coordinated and run by volunteer Anheuser-Busch employees in Houston, who always have given generously to their friends and neighbors through the local chapter of United Way."
The event is free to spectators. A charity auction will be conducted to benefit United Way. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the car show taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An awards presentation will be from 2 to 3 p.m.
"It's fascinating to see the passion and attention to detail in the restoration process of these cars," Wohlfarth said. "It's that same passion that our employees exhibit on a daily basis when they brew, package and ship the best-selling beers in the world."
Anheuser-Busch and its charitable foundation have supported United Way of Greater Houston for several decades. The Anheuser-Busch Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anheuser-Busch, donating funds to hundreds of charities each year in communities across the country.
"Anheuser-Busch has been a wonderful partner with the United Way over the years," said Anna Babin, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Houston. "Their commitment to the United Way helps strengthen our community and makes a lasting difference in the quality of life we all enjoy."
The donations will be used to support a number of local health and human service programs through 15 non-profit agencies.
United Way of Greater Houston seeks to improve people's lives by creating lasting changes in conditions that affect its communities. United Way collaborates with local business, government, nonprofits, faith-based groups and individuals to define and address the most pressing problems. At the same time, United Way continues its tradition of helping area residents meet basic health and human service needs by supporting innovative programs that have positive, measurable outcomes.
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.9 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer. Anheuser Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
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