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The Division of Neonatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was once again the beneficiary for the 2015 Black Tie Tailgate. The 2015 event netted over $459,000 for the Division! In two years, the Black Tie Tailgate raised more than $900,000 for the Division of Neonatology.

CHOP’s Division of Neonatology received U.S. News and World Report’s top ranking for 2014-15. Its Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) has the expertise to provide the highest level of specialized care for critically-ill neonates, including premature infants and those with complex birth defects or rare disorders. Children’s Hospital is nationally recognized as a leader in the repair of congenital anomalies during the neonatal period. Years of experience and research have led to the development of multidisciplinary programs for neonatal conditions such as airway disorders, chronic lung disease and neonatal stroke. Over the years, CHOP’s neonatal program has grown beyond the Hospital’s walls through the CHOP Newborn Care Network, which runs the intensive care nurseries at 10 area hospitals.

The Division of Neurology is the 2016 Black Tie Tailgate beneficiary. The Division of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is 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.

All proceeds from the 2012 and 2013 Black Tie Tailgate events were donated to the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The donation totaled over $850,000.


The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) made its first donation to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1986. The $35,000 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.