8th Annual Concours in the Hills Raises $430,000 Benefiting Phoenix Childrenâ€™s
By Claire Natale -
Friday Mar 04, 2022
Car, motorcycle and military vehicle enthusiasts, revved up for the 8th annual Gila River Resorts & Casinos Concours in the Hills on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. The free, family-friendly 2022 event displayed a high-velocity in a spectacular venue on the gently rolling hills of the park, all benefitting world-class care at Phoenix Childrenâ€™s. The event surpassed its goal, raising $430,000.
â€œWe had a goal of raising $1 million dollars over the next few years and this event alone almost got us to the halfway point,â€ said Peter Volny, creator of Concours in the Hills. â€œThe support from the car community and spectators was really incredible this year and we cannot wait for 2023.â€
Volny built a thriving advertising business around promoting the automobile industry. Migrating to Arizona, a â€œmeccaâ€ for car collectors, he turned his passion for speed and exotic cars into the premier auto show that draws car enthusiasts from across the Southwest. Each year, childhood cancer survivor, Volny, donates all proceeds from the event to Phoenix Children's.
Concours in the Hills expanded its race car display and had noteworthy winning cars representing various types of racing. Other vehicles were arranged by brand to encourage friendship among owners. Grouped by Domestic, European and Asian Sections. Several military helicopters were displayed in the military vehicle section. Continuing tradition, the show was opened by well-known race drivers from F1, Indy and Sports Car Racing.
New this year was the Discount Tire Pit Stop which allowed people to try their hand at changing a tire on a carâ€”similar to how drivers do during races. Lucid Motors made its event debut where alternative fuel vehicles were featured for the first time.
The event brought out approximately 55,000 speculators, featuring 1,200 vehicles and over 100 vendor and sponsor booths. Concours in the Hills wrapped the event by presenting Phoenix Children's with a $430,000 check that will go directly to caring for children.
Concours in the Hills would not be possible without the support of top sponsors including the title sponsor, Gila River Resorts and Casinos; carbon sponsors, Checkmate Marketing Consultants, Discount Tire, and Penske Automotive Group and aluminum sponsors, Lucid Motors, Markel Corporation and Sanderson Ford.
About Phoenix Childrenâ€™s
Phoenix Childrenâ€™s is Arizonaâ€™s only childrenâ€™s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Reportâ€™s Best Childrenâ€™s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children's has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest childrenâ€™s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.