2017 Annual Benefit

Cars 3 Pre-Release Screening & Party to Benefit College Track with MC Janelle Monáe

Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Avenue, Emeryville, California

Saturday, June 10, 2017

5:30 p.m. Doors open for Cocktails & Studio Tours

6:00 p.m. Outdoor Tailgate Dinner Party
Enjoy live music, gourmet food trucks, and craft cocktails on the Pixar grounds.
Embark on a scavenger hunt for a chance to play on stage later in the night!

8:00 p.m. MC Janelle Monáe hosts Dessert, Game Night with Special Guest Stars, College Track Students & Live Auction

9:30 p.m. Pre-Release Screening of Cars 3 in Pixar’s state-of-the-art digital theaters

Parking There is ample and easy self-parking available on the Pixar campus.

Tickets No need to bring a ticket, we’ll hold your name at the door.

Attire Festive and fun: think garden party. Prepare for cool evening breezes and dancing on the lawn (that means stilettos are not recommended).

Age Recommended for ages 14+

We’re dialing up the fun factor for this year’s benefit.

It’s a free-wheeling format: instead of a cocktail hour and a sit-down dinner, it’s an outdoor festival of fun on wheels! Arrive at 5:30 pm to be sure you don’t miss a beat: explore all the food trucks and caravan bars, mingle and lounge on the lawn, and rock out to two amazing bands. Then, the excitement will shift into high gear inside the Pixar atrium with MC Janelle Monáe. We will play our version of Hollywood game night, led by Chris Tucker, share College Track student stories and enjoy a live auction.

Expect Traffic Delays on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Saturday late afternoon. Don’t miss any of the action due to traffic!

Pixar Security strictly requires all guest names to be received in advance. If you have not submitted the names of your guests, do so ASAP to

Cell Phones and recording devices will not be allowed into the theaters during the movie screening. Pixar will provide a security pouch for your devices during the screening.

Please contact Melody Kim at 203.892.9231 or if you have any additional questions.

College Track believes that while talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not.

There are few things more extraordinary than seeing an individual achieve their full potential. Yet, today, only 21% of low-income students who enroll in college will graduate. Our 10-year program empowers students to overcome the academic, emotional, and financial barriers throughout high school and college until they graduate. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are proud that our students graduate at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income students. College Track alumni leave their campuses not only as college graduates, but as agents of change who will transform their families and their communities.

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