Tustin Toyota Event's Team Hits the Streets to Raise Money for Cancer On July 11, Tustin Toyota Event's Team participated in MLB All-Star Charity 5K at Angel's Stadium. This event took place during MLB All-Star Weekend and 100 percent of proceeds went to dedicated cancer charities. This event was exciting as over 10,000 participants raced throughout Angels Stadium raising money for cancer. This event benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation, City of Hope, Susan G. Komen and Stand Up to Cancer. With Celebrities and Baseball Hall-of-Famers, the day was full of excitement! The Tustin Toyota Event's Team had a wonderful time and it was a day to remember
PRESS RELEASE - May 4, 2010
Orange County, California - The Manny Pacquiao Foundation and GOT
TOYOTA (Glendale or Tustin Toyota) announced this week that they have
formed a partnership in a cause that's closest to the Champ's heart.
"This FIGHT's for You" (Ang Laban na Ito, Para Sa Iyo) is a program that
aims to raise awareness, community partnerships and funding for the
Manny Pacquiao Foundation and its anti-illiteracy programs.
Manny Pacquiao's Foundation focuses on education for the poor, deriving
its mandate from the personal story of its founder Manny Pacquiao who
dropped out of high school because of extreme poverty. PACMAN has since
taken and passed a high school equivalency test in 2007, an experience
that has driven the world's best pound for pound fighter to look back
and give back to underprivileged Filipinos in the Philippines and in
Filipino communities in the U.S.
"The growth of Manny Pacquiao into megastardom is nothing short of
remarkable," said Anton Mazur President of the Manny Pacquiao
Foundation. "He recognizes that poverty and illiteracy go hand in hand.
Giving children a shot at an education can give these kids a chance and
an opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families".
UNICEF estimates that there are 5 million Filipino children under 12
years of age driven to child labor and out of schools because of extreme
"We are proud to have been chosen by Manny Pacquiao as an official
member of TEAM Pacquiao, especially in such a purposeful endeavor," said
Harlan Gittin, who is General Manager and Partner at Glendale Toyota.
"We are no strangers to the Filipino community, having helped thousands
of Filipino customers who've become our friends over the years. We look
forward to making new friends and customers, and partnering with our
local community to help promote the success of 'This FIGHT's For You.'"
GOT Toyota (Glendale Or Tustin Toyota) is perhaps the most recognizable
auto retailer in the Los Angeles, thanks to its successful and
long-running promotional campaign heard over KIIS-FM on Ryan Seacrest's
As Manny himself exclaimed, "May magandang track record sila sa pagiging
top-notch sa customer service. Mahal pa nila ang mga Pilipino. Ganyang
klaseng mga negosyante at mga tao ang choice ko".
The dealerships have long been known as "The Filipino Store", having
provided the Filipino community with dedicated service and involvement
for over a decade.
In addition to making donation drop off centers available at both
stores, GOT Toyota stores are gearing up for "Manny Pacquiao Foundation
Drives", where donations to the Foundation will be made for every new
car that is sold between now and July 31st. Special awareness and
fundraising projects are also being lined up in conjunction with the
Manny Pacquiao Foundation events and programs.
Mark Gittin, General Manager of Tustin Toyota, is excited about the
partnership. "Our new friendship and partnership with Mr. Pacquiao and
the Manny Pacquiao Foundation is something that we value. We hope it
will be the foundation of many endeavors that can have a major impact on
underprivileged children right here in our local community and of
course, in the Philippines. We encourage and invite our neighbors and
friends in the Filipino community to support our joint cause - to let us
help them with their car buying needs, so that we can help
Toyota of Glendale is located on 1260 S. Brand Blvd. in Glendale. Their
Filipino Department is headed by Liza Avisado and Edwin Yu, and
reachable directly by the Filipino Hotline: 866.522.5154.
Tustin Toyota is located at 44 Auto Center Drive in the Tustin Auto
Center. Tustin Toyota's Filipino Department is headed by Joey Narvadez
who can be reached by the Department Hotline: 888.306.9960.
New Child Safety law
New California Law Effective January 1, 2012, children under the age of 8 or under 4 feet 9 inches in height must be secured in a car seat or booster seat. In addition, Children under the age of 8 must be secured in the back seat.
Local Man wins $20,000 hole in one at Citizens Bank Golf Tournament Grand Prize Sponsored by Tustin Toyota
Pictured left-right: Representing the OREMOR Automotive Group is 2009 Miss LA Galaxy, Katrina Lopez; Nick, contest winner; Glenn Kashima, Tustin Toyota's Parts and Service Director
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, JULY 1, 2009? It started out as an ordinary game of golf for Nick. He and his friends had taken an early start to the day to enjoy a sunny morning on the course. But it didn't stay "ordinary" for long. As Nick teed off at a par 3, his shot seemed to be headed in the right direction. From where he was, he couldn't quite see the hole, but when it dropped behind the hill, he knew he would be sitting well. As they walked down the back slope towards the green, his ball wasn't in sight. Had it rolled out into the rough? Or maybe it was a hole-in-one? It seemed unlikely, but Nick walked towards the flag. There it was. His first hole-in-one, and a valuable one at that. Such a shot meant Nick was the Grand Prize winner of a check for $20,000 from Tustin Toyota, and that's when the shock and excitement set in! On the first of July, Nick, his wife, and their baby daughter came to Tustin Toyota in Orange County's Tustin Auto Center. Mark Gittin, General Manager of Tustin Toyota, Glenn Kashima, the Parts and Service Director, and OREMOR Automotive Group Community Sales Director, Katrina Lopez, also the winner of the 2009 Miss LA Galaxy honor, were all present to greet Nick and his family. As everyone shook hands, Nick's wife couldn't resist, "He can take as much time as he wants to practice his game now!" Glenn Kashima and Katrina Lopez presented Nick with his check for $20,000 (video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYFYQ3HXvGI). Nick and his wife plan to save the grand prize money from Tustin Toyota for their daughter's education. The OREMOR Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated group of award-winning dealerships formed in 1970. Based in the Inland Empire's Ontario Auto Center, the group also has dealerships in Tustin, Glendale, and Fresno. The OREMOR Automotive Group is made up of Empire Nissan; Romero Hyundai-Mazda; Jeep-Chrysler-Dodge of Ontario; Tustin Toyota & Toyota of Glendale, also known as www.GOTToyota.com; and Fresno Lexus. Visit them online at www.oremorautomotivegroup.net. To contact Katrina Lopez, email her at Katrina@oremorautomotivegroup.net or call her at (909) 230-4114.
Tustin, California - Safe Kids Orange County and Children's Hospital of Orange County urges parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles. On Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, Tustin Toyota had English and Spanish-speaking certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing child safety seats. "It's the responsibility of every single parent and caregiver to make sure their children are safely restrained - every trip, every time," said Erin Malone, Injury Prevention Coordinator at Children's Hospital of Orange County. "We are urging everyone to get their child safety seats inspected. When it comes to the safety of a child, there is no room for mistakes." According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration research, 8,325 lives of children under age 5 have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 30 years. In 2006, among children under 5, an estimated 425 lives were saved by child restraint use. Nationwide, the Safe Kids Buckle Up program has reached more than 17 million people and has inspected one million car seats. According to Erin Malone, parents and caregivers should follow a few basic guidelines for determining which restraint system is best suited to protect their children in a vehicle: 1.For the best possible protection keep infants in a back seat, in rear-facing child safety seats, as long as possible-up to the height or weight limit of the particular seat. At a minimum, keep infants rear-facing until at least age 1 and at least 20 pounds. 2.When children outgrow their rear-facing seats, they should ride in forward-facing child safety seats, in a back seat, until they reach the upper weight or height limit of the particular seat (usually around age 4 and 40 to 80 pounds). 3.Once children outgrow their forward-facing seats, they should ride in booster seats, in a back seat, until the vehicle seat belts fit properly. Seat belts fit properly when the lap belt lays across the upper thighs and the shoulder belt rests on the shoulder or collar bone (usually when the child is between 8 and 12 years old, approximately 4'9" tall and 80 to 100 pounds). 4.After children fully outgrow their booster seats, they should use the adult seat belts in a back seat. The lap belt should lay across the upper thighs and the shoulder belt fits rests on the shoulder or collar bone. Safe Kids Orange County works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading killer of children ages 2-14. Safe Kids Orange County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury and is led by Children's Hospital of Orange County.
G.O.T. Toyota (Glendale or Tustin Toyota) donated $20,000 to the Children's Hospital of Orange County on September 16, 2008. The donation went to support Radio Lollipop, CHOC's own, in-house radio station, operated and hosted by resident children. View video below. Tustin Toyota's automotive expertise is a product of our sustained interest in industry trends and characteristics. We are privileged to share the latest news, promotions and events with you and hope the information will enhance your shopping experience. As you know, there are many new cars from which to choose, and we believe an informed customer is the best customer.
TIME Article, September 2008 - Assistance League & Tustin Toyota
Some 1,000 children from low-income families receive new clothing and school supplies each year through Operation School Bell, coordinated by the Assistance League. Not only does Tustin Toyota help fund the project, but the Tustin, Calif., dealership goes the extra mile to deliver the treasured goods. "A lot of these children are homeless or displaced, and many have never had new clothes," says René Sippel, past President of the Assistance League. "Because families can't afford transportation, Tustin Toyota volunteers come every month to take the items to shelters, hotels and homes where the kids live." Dealership President RJ Romero credits his mother with starting the longtime relationship nearly 30 years ago. Today, the dealership serves as the title sponsor of the annual Assistance League Golf Tournament, which helps raise funds for a dental center for low-income working families. And last Christmas, wish lists from more than 200 needy children were filled by the Tustin Toyota team. "Our employees here feel that it is extremely important to work hard to make sure that we are good community members," Romero explains. "It's very rewarding to give back to children who are in need." Tustin Toyota has received the Toyota President's Award for the [4th] consecutive year. The award is given for outstanding sales, customer service and quality.