published on June 16, 2017 - 12:19 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The World Ag Expo and International Agri-Center recently presented a $63,000 check to Valley Children’s Hospital.

The funds were raised by the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, which participated in the World Ag Expo’s Toyota Tundra Giveaway by selling chances to win the truck.

The proceeds will directly benefit the hospital.

“The Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital are grateful for the generosity of all who made the Toyota Tundra Giveaway a huge success this year: World Ag Expo, Toyota and the Central Valley,” said Alice Tesei, All Guild Fundraising Chair for Valley Children’s, in a statement. “The proceeds will support the Guild’s current $4 million endowment supporting three mission-critical areas at Valley Children’s: our Heart Center, Child Life and Spiritual Care departments. We are grateful for the relationship we have with World Ag Expo and appreciate the strong alliance with a powerful brand like Toyota to help support our mission.”

The Tundra truck, won by Andres Rojas of Porterville on the final day of World Ag Expo, was donated by the Northern California Toyota Dealers’ Association.

“We are grateful to all who participated in the 2017 giveaway and for the opportunity to once again partner with Valley Children’s Hospital and Toyota,” said Jerry Sinift, CEO, International Agri-Center. “We are honored to play a small role in supporting our local children’s hospital and are proud of the work they are doing in our community.”


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