MERCER ISLAND WA (April 24, 2020) — Due to the ongoing health concerns related to the COVID -19 virus and the uncertainty of events being permitted by state officials and the California Governor, officials at the Concorso Italiano Foundation, the owners of the Concorso Italiano have decided to cancel the 2020 event originally scheduled for Saturday August 15, 2020.
“We are exploring ways to continue our support for the Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, our primary beneficiary of the Concorso Italiano event. Also we are continuing our fundraising for CESVI Foundation providing medical protective equipment to the main hospital in Bergamo Italy – the epicenter of the outbreak in Italy – and helps the elderly and families to shelter in place by providing equipment, food and support services directly in their homes.” said Tom McDowell, Chairman of the Concorso Italiano Foundation.
While our focus is on 2021, we continue to donate $10 from all vehicle registrations and ticket sales to Cesvi as well as matching direct donations made here.
“Our deepest gratitude is extended to the team, our partner sponsors, and the car clubs who have supported us through many years. It is wonderful to have their support. They need to know with adequate time that the event we are accustomed to will not happen this year so the travel arrangements may be adjusted. Our international clients and partners have indicated their travel limitations already and we look forward to 2021 when we resume our wonderful event, as well as all of the terrific events of the Monterey Car Week.”
The celebrations scheduled for the 35th Concorso Italiano will be celebrated on Saturday August 14, 2021, as well as significant anniversaries and celebrations of 2021. We will work with all of our partners to create a terrific event for our clients and look forward to our Italian brands returning to the beautiful fairways of the Bayonet Golf Course, with our unique features and events.
The events of Car Week do more than celebrate great cars; they benefit so many people in need. Our efforts with Jacob’s Heart will continue, and the health and safety of everyone associated with the Concorso Italiano is top priority, which led us to this very difficult decision. We recognize that cancelling the 2020 event will be disappointing to many, although we are confident it is appropriate under these unique circumstances.”
All tickets purchased and vehicle registrations made to date for the 2020 Concorso Italiano will be valid for the event on Saturday, August 14, 2021. We will forward updated tickets to all ticketholders and vehicle registrants in the coming weeks.
For more information about Concorso Italiano, go to www.concorso.com