Jeff Krinks, Adventure Science Center
Adventure Science Center Named Finalist in Toyota ‘100 Cars for Good’ Program
Online voting takes place Friday, Oct. 4
NASHVILLE, Oct. 3, 2013—Adventure Science Center is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning this month. The public is encouraged to vote for the Science Center on Friday, Oct. 4.
Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase on its website five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles.
On Friday, Oct. 4, supporters can vote for Adventure Science Center in its quest for a new Toyota Highlander by visiting www.100carsforgood.com. If the Center receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to bring much-needed Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach programs to area schools.
Currently, Adventure Science Center educators depend on an 18-year-old staff-owned vehicle that has clocked nearly 200,000 miles for outreach programs. Reaching more than 25,000 students yearly, educators transport 50 to 1,000 pounds of program supplies to schools, libraries and community centers within a 100 mile radius of the Center.
About Adventure Science Center
For more than 65 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit www.toyota.com/philanthropy.
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