Toyota becomes SOTX’s newest statewide $250,000 co-sponsor; 2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition to be raffled off.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2016
AUSTIN – (May 17, 2016) Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) officially announced Toyota as its newest Official Partner, on May 17 making the automaker a year-round statewide $250,000-level co-sponsor of the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the state of Texas.
To celebrate this new partnership, the two organizations have created a “Let’s Go Places Together” opportunity drawing—and one lucky person will win a fully loaded 2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition.
Raffle tickets for the opportunity drawing can be purchased at www.sotx.org/toyota. The winning ticket will be drawn during SOTX’s annual “Very Special Celebration” gala at its Chapter Headquarters in Austin at 9:00 p.m. on December 2, 2016.
Tickets are limited and packages start at $25 and go as high as $200 for 10 tickets. An individual who is 21 years or older, a U.S. citizen in continental U.S., with a valid driver’s license can purchase as many tickets or ticket packs as he/she wishes, subject to availability. Ticket sales will close upon the sale of $250,000 worth of tickets or at 7:00 pm December 2, 2016, whichever comes first.
The winner is solely responsible for any and all state or local license, title, registration, taxes, or fees associated with the vehicle, as well as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery) and pickup or delivery costs at the dealership as well as any non-standard options chosen by the winner and negotiated with the dealership.
The odds of buying the winning ticket ranges from 1 in 1,250 (assuming that every ticket purchase was a 10-pack at $200 from 1,250 different people) to 1 in 10,000 (assuming every ticket purchase was an individual single ticket at $25 from 10,000 different people).
Complete and official rules can be found at www.sotx.org/toyota.
Toyota is not new to Special Olympics. A major supporter in Southern California for 30 years, the company has worked with Special Olympics in numerous communities across the U.S. through its dealers. Toyota was also the official automotive sponsor of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, providing major funding, usage of 400 Toyota vehicles, and more than 600 employee volunteers.
Toyota becomes SOTX’s seventh Official Partner and Statewide Co-Sponsor, joining Coca-Cola, FoodTown, Law Enforcement Torch Run, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, Walmart and UnitedHealthcare.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
About the Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra was created with the American consumer in mind right from the start. Inspiration was taken from all over the nation with California styling, and Michigan engineering, to design the legendary new Tundra, built with pride in the great state of Texas. That’s how the best trucks are made. Toyota engineers put the Tundra through some of the harshest conditions a truck could ever face, helping them to ensure it can tackle everything your weekend, and your family can throw at it. One of Toyota’s biggest sources of pride comes from knowing that the Tundra is assembled by a dedicated team in San Antonio, Texas with 70% of the parts from the U.S. or Canada. All that pride and know-how go into building the most capable full-size pickup truck on the planet.