Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, will be a major sponsor of the Green Tie Ball XX
tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) in Chicago. Toyota will be showcasing its new 2011 Prius and 2011 Highlander Hybrid to the more than 2000 guests in attendance.
The Green Tie Ball is Chicago Gateway Green’s key fundraising event and this year will be celebrating the gala’s 20th anniversary with a fitting theme of “A Return to Emerald City.”
This year marks Toyota’s second year of involvement in the Green Tie Ball gala. The
automaker is listed as a Silver sponsor for tomorrow’s event in Chicago.
“We consider it a privilege to be supporting Chicago Gateway Green and its annual Green Tie Ball,” said Kevin Fletcher, General Manager of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.,
Inc.’s Chicago Region. “At Toyota, protection and preservation of the environment remains one of our key societal responsibilities, as evidenced by our myriad of hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles. We are glad to be doing our part in the greater Chicago area.”
“As chairman of the board of Gateway Green, I am pleased to have Toyota as a sponsor again this year. Their continued commitment to Gateway Green has a profound impact on the success of our programs,” said Tony Abruscato.
Tickets for the Green Tie Ball are still available. General admission tickets start at $125 per person and can be purchased go here. For more information about Chicago Gateway Green, call 312-540-9930. For information about the Green Tie Ball, visit greentieballblog.com or www.chicagogatewaygreen.com.
Originating in 1992 as a 500-person street party, the Green Tie Ball is now
one of the best-known charity events in the Windy City.
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. s the marketing, sales, distribution
and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS
markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus
and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota
directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is
currently valued at more than $18 billion.
About Chicago Gateway Green
Founded in 1986 by the late Donald J. DePorter, Chicago Gateway Green, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, is dedicated to greening and beautifying the expressways, gateways and neighborhoods in Chicago. Chicago Gateway Green’s work is visible and its plantings improve the environment and quality of life for millions of residents and visitors. For more information, visit Gateway Green.