RENO, Nevada (DRAFT) — Supporting the Reno area’s at-risk or in-need children, the Hot August Nights Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser gala, Classics & Cocktails, Friday, April 19, 2024. Supported by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, the event aims to raise funds for the Foundation and its continued mission.

Classics & Cocktails includes live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and special guests along with an open bar, dinner provided by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, and the opportunity to give back to the community. Funds raised help provide assistance for programs for which support is either limited or not available and can include scholarships for secondary education, supporting primary education and its students in areas of economic hardship, and promoting other worthy assistance programs for those in-need and at-risk children in the community. The gala is one of two annual fundraising events for the Foundation. The other takes place during the annual Hot August Night event with the auctioning of a donated vehicle. To date, MAG Auctions has helped raise over $500,000 during the Foundation car auction.

“We always say that Hot August Nights is more than just a car show, and our Foundation demonstrates that,” said Deny Dotson, Hot August Nights executive director. “This event is paramount for the Foundation to raise the funds that are distributed to kids in our community who need it most throughout the year.”

Since its inception in 2007, the Hot August Nights Foundation has helped more than 80 different organizations, distributing more than $1.5 million in cash, merchandise and scholarships.

Seats and table sponsorships are available online at Table sponsorships start at $1,200 and individual tickets are $100. Visit here to view and purchase all options.

Auction item donations are welcome and can be provided directly to the Foundation. As an active foundation, donations are accepted year-round. Visit online at or call 775-356-1956 for details.

About Hot August Nights Foundation:

A separate entity of Hot August Nights, the Hot August Nights Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), creates an instrument for individuals and businesses who share the Foundation’s mission to work together, providing in-need or at-risk children with a more meaningful and productive life. The Hot August Nights Foundation strives to work with community, business and education leaders to impact the lives of in-need or at-risk children by providing resources in an increasingly challenging world.

For more information, call 775-356-1956 or visit

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, is the world’s premier classic car event, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises, an auction, drag races and more.

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