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Concours in the Hills car show assumed by Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Posted 1/10/23

One month before the ninth annual, record-breaking show, founder of Concours in the Hills, Peter Volny, announced Jan. 9 that he will be handing over the keys to the car show to Phoenix …

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Car show

Concours in the Hills car show assumed by Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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One month before the ninth annual, record-breaking show, founder of Concours in the Hills, Peter Volny, announced Jan. 9 that he will be handing over the keys to the car show to Phoenix Children’s Hospital along with help from volunteer leaders in its PCH50 auxiliary group.

Volny spent his career building an advertising business in the automobile industry. Nine years ago, fueled by his passion for speed and exotic cars, he started Concours in the Hills to make a difference in the lives of children, donating all proceeds from the event in his mission to help patients and families. Volny is a childhood cancer survivor himself.

“I’m not a doctor — I can’t do anything about that,” Volney said in 2019. “But what I can do: I originally committed to raising $500,000 over five years to build a playroom, a place that they can go to play with toys, forget all their troubles for a couple hours. We surpassed that amount in just a few years and are now well over $1 million, so I guess $2 million is the next goal.”

Now, Volny said in a press release, “Concours in the Hills surpassed every dream I could have had for it, and I know I am leaving it in good hands with Phoenix Children’s. I want this event to remain a strictly charity event, as I intended from the beginning.”

Volny will continue to be involved with the event, a premier auto show that draws car enthusiasts from across the country. The show is heavily supported by most of the leading car clubs and dealers.

In its first year in 2014, Concours in the Hills raised $25,000 and had 220 collector cars. Fast forward to February 2022, Concours in the Hills had 1,200 cars, more than 40,000 attendees and raised $430,000 for the Center for Heart Care at Phoenix Children’s.

Heading into its ninth year on Feb. 4, the event is on track to be even bigger, the release stated. Overall, Concours in the Hills has raised $1.4 million for Phoenix Children’s.

“This is an amazing act of generosity and commitment to the mission of Phoenix Children’s,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer for Phoenix Children’s. “We are honored and extremely grateful to Peter Volny and his generous community of supporters to have the opportunity to continue the incredible legacy of Concours in the Hills.”

Gila River Resorts & Casinos Concours in the Hills presented by Matson Money will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Ariz. The free, family-friendly event is organized by sections for domestics, imports, race cars, limited-edition exotics, off-road and motorcycles. A helicopter display will include military attack helicopters.

Come celebrate Peter Volny’s contributions and support Phoenix Children’s mission at this event. Admission and parking is free to spectators. The exhibitor entry fee is a minimum $75 donation for vehicles, $40 for motorcycles. Additional donations are welcomed.

To learn more about the event, visit ConcoursInTheHills.org.

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