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The Division of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been chosen as the 2016 & 2017 Black Tie Tailgate beneficiary. The Division is recognized as a world leader in pediatric neurologic disorders. CHOP’s neurologists have advanced training and experience in pediatric stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, developmental delay, neurogenetic disorders, multiple sclerosis and neonatal neurology, among other neurological disorders in children. The 2016 event raised a record $590,000 for the Division, and we hope to top that in 2017!

Patient Profiles



Avery suffered a stroke when she was 17, as she unpacked her new dorm room at St. Joseph’s University where she had a scholarship to play basketball. CHOP’s neurology team got her back on her feet. She’s now in her second year at St. Joe’s with the hopes of getting back on the court for the 2015-16 season.



Calliope is a patient at the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence. She was diagnosed with late-infantile onset metachromatic leukodystrophy at the age of 2. Cal is now 6 years old and has medical appointments at the Center. Because of her amazing nurses and doctors, she laughs and smiles every day.



Gideon was born with floppy baby syndrome and was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, type 1 at two-and-a-half months old. This disease causes nerves in the body to slowly die until one loses the ability to eat, breathe, or move. CHOP worked quickly to put Gideon into a clinical trial with the hope of getting stronger and a better chance at life.

Past Beneficiary Departments

2014 & 2015: Division of Neonatology
Total raised: over $900,000

2012 & 2013: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Total raised: over $850,000

2011: Center for Autism Research
Total raised: over $250,000


The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) made its first donation to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1986. The $50,000 donation was given after the 1986 Philadelphia Auto Show. Since then, the ADAGP and its entities have donated $6.3 million to the Hospital. Today, donations are made through the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.