Garcia, a 15-year attendee of World Ag Expo®, bought two tickets for $5 each on Thursday and was shocked to learn he had won a Toyota Tundra when one of the tickets was drawn. Garcia entered the contest "just to see if he could win." He picked up his red four-door Tundra at Visalia Toyota on Tuesday, February 27.
"The giveaway is a fun way to interact with attendees. To have the ticket proceeds benefit Valley Children's Hospital makes it even better," said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center CEO. "We're lucky to partner with Toyota to give away a Tundra every year!"
The annual contest is a partnership of World Ag Expo® and Toyota, with the Guilds of Valley Children's Hospital selling tickets to benefit the hospital. This year's ticket sales totaled more than $82,000 - an increase over the 2017 total of $63,000.
"It is truly an honor for the Guilds to partner with World Ag Expo and be the beneficiaries of the Toyota Tundra Giveaway. All proceeds go directly to the hospital and benefit the patients and families of Valley Children's," shared Sandy Cetti, Guild Manager. "This fundraising event is a true gift of love as our Guild members give their time and energy."
The annual drawing is held at the Toyota booth at 3:00 pm on the Thursday of World Ag Expo®. 2019 giveaway tickets go on sale starting Fall 2018.