COMEDIAN BILLY GARDELL HEADLINES AS GALA ENTERTAINER

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the 14th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Grand Gala Dinner, Live Auction & Show will be hosted at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.  Prior to the gala seated dinner, guests enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction and a gourmet dinner during which they have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind trips and exotic vacation packages.

The excitement continues on Saturday with the Grand Gala Dinner, Live Auction & Show. Prior to dinner, guests enjoy a cocktail reception and have the opportunity to bid on a unique array of items at the silent auction. Immediately following the cocktail reception, guests served a gourmet dinner during which they have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind trips and exotic vacation packages. Additionally, guests will enjoy the presentation of the National Automotive Manufacturer Lifetime Achievement Award to Scott Keogh, Volkswagen of America President & CEO which oversees VW and Audi. Additionally, the Dealership Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bill Lehman of Lehman Dealership Enterprises.

The evening’s grand finale features a stellar performance by top comedian, Billy Gardell. Gardell was recommended by his good friend and last year’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance headline entertainer, Jay Leno. Gardell played Chicago police officer Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly. He also had a recurring role as Billy Colivida on Yes, Dear and appeared in a dozen episodes of My Name Is Earl as a police officer.  Gardell voiced Santa in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, as well as starring on Sullivan & Son as Lyle Winkler. Gardell will play the starring role in a new CBS sitcom “Bob Abishola“ this Fall.

The gala will also feature the induction of Colin Brown, Chairman of the Board of JM Family Enterprises into the Dream Makers Society. Dream Makers inductees are individuals who have established a long-term commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County for at least 10 years, have played a vital role in the development of a program or event that has had a significant impact on the success of the organization, and have personally contributed funds over $1 million. Dream Makers Society members include: Felix Sabates, Rita & Rick Case, Florence & Lawrence J. De George, Marti & Wayne Huizenga, James E. McDonnell IV, Linda & Douglas Von Allmen, Mary Anne & Richard Kull, Christine Lynn, Cindy & Terry Taylor, Deborah & Gary Wendt and the 2019 inductees of Christy & Larry Hierholzer.

The evening’s grand finale features a stellar performance by top comedian, Billy Gardell. Gardell was recommended by his good friend and last year’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance headline entertainer, Jay Leno. Gardell played Chicago police officer Mike Biggs on Mike & Molly. He also had a recurring role as Billy Colivida on Yes, Dear and appeared in a dozen episodes of My Name Is Earl as a police officer.  Gardell voiced Santa in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, as well as starring on Sullivan & Son as Lyle Winkler. Gardell will play the starring role in a new CBS sitcom “Bob Abishola“ this Fall.

The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is the world’s largest Concours owned by charity, and fully benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded and directed by Rita & Rick Case of The Rick Case Automotive Group as volunteers who have annually continued their leadership and hands-on involvement over the last 14 years is all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,000 at-risk youth it serves. “The entire Concours team is comprised of over 300 volunteers who donate their time to the planning and execution of the event,” says Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Quail added, “The event attracts thousands of attendees and to date has raised more than $10 million for our organization.”

We invite you to join us over three spectacular days, February 7, 8 & 9, 2020 as we commemorate the 14th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance.

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