2016 Cars & Casino

Cars & Casino is an exciting Saturday night for car enthusiasts and good-willed gamblers, who come to mingle in the company of classic casino table games, some of L.A.’s best food trucks, a premium suite of auction items, multiple rooms showcasing the finest cars from the hottest names in the auto industry, and so much more – all to benefit orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

Our third annual Cars & Casino was bigger and better than ever! Held at the renowned ICON workshop, there were more than 400 guests in attendance, 100+ auction items up for grabs, and – most important of all – nearly $200,000 was raised to help orphans and vulnerable children around the world! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, guests, and donors, we raised double the amount that was raised in 2015!

ICON Co-Founder Jonathan Ward and Spike Feresten enjoyed the items in the silent auction room.

Cars & Casino was hosted by close friend and prominent comedian Scott Silverman, who warmly introduced GO Campaign Founder & CEO Scott Fifer and ICON Co-Founders Jonathan and Jamie Ward…atop none other than an imaginative truck-turned-stage that wowed the crowd. Our guests enjoyed a rare opportunity to be among ICON’s hand-crafted classic utility vehicles and the finest cars from some of the most respected names in the auto industry while enjoying music by DJ Daye Smith; the best in classic casino table games; great food from our caterers, including the L.A. Times’-raved Chinese Laundry, Son of a Bun, Lobsta Truck, and local culinary expert Chef Wendell Hooper; and unlimited tastings of the best in liquor – such as Tank 18 wine and The Macallan scotch!

Having eyed the premium goods and experiences in our auction room all night, many guests rushed to see how they fared with their favorite auction items right before 10:30pm – when the silent auction was set to close. Three lucky guests won incredible prizes for taking part in our raffle during the evening. Congratulations to the winners!

Rain Lahel won the Cars & Casino Ultimate Indulgence package,

Matthew Henry won the Cars & Casino Ultimate Home Kit,

and Dawn Alane-Kelmenson won the Cars & Casino Fun Kit!

In addition to our guests, our event sponsors, auction item donors, and Host Committee members played a huge role in the evening’s success. We would like to say a special thank you to all of you!!



Check out some fun pictures from the night (click on a picture to read its caption!):

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Missed it? Stay tuned – we’ll be releasing the date for our fourth annual Cars & Casino in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, enjoy this live KTLA promo for Cars & Casino below and pictures from the evening above!