Tulare, CA –Victor Astorga of Poplar, CA won the 2019 World Ag Expo® Toyota Tundra Giveaway. The giveaway benefits Valley Children’s Healthcare of Madera, CA.
Astorga, a five-year attendee of World Ag Expo®, bought five tickets for $20 on Wednesday at the Toyota booth. He gave two tickets to his cousin and kept three for himself. Astorga said, “I buy tickets every year just to donate. I was really surprised when my name was called.” Astorga picked up his 2019 Toyota Tundra four-door Crew Max in Magnetic Gray Metallic from Visalia Toyota on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
“We are proud to partner with Toyota to make this giveaway possible for our attendees,” said Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center® CEO. “And the Guilds of Valley Children’s Healthcare do a phenomenal job of raising funds through ticket sales. They are a joy to work with every year and we take pride in supporting a great cause.”
The annual giveaway is a partnership of World Ag Expo® and Toyota; with the Guilds of Valley Children’s Healthcare selling tickets to benefit the hospital. This year’s ticket sales total has yet to be announced, but it is set to surpass the 2018 total – a record year at $80,000.
“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 p.m. on the Thursday of World Ag Expo®. 2020 giveaway tickets go on sale starting Fall 2019.
The International Agri-Center®is home to World Ag Expo®, February 11-13, 2020 in Tulare, California. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo®each year. The largest annual agricultural show of its kind, World Ag Expo® hosts 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.
The Guilds of Valley Children’s Healthcarehave been raising funds since 1949, having raised over $31 million. The Guilds remain dedicated to their long-standing missionof raising funds, advocating for children and promoting goodwill for Valley Children’s Healthcare and their objectives of raising financial support and developing ongoing community support. It was through the fundraising efforts of the original Guilds that Valley Children’s Healthcare was constructed on donated land.The goal is to bring quality pediatric healthcare to within 30 minutes or 30 miles of every child in the Valley. In addition to the main campus in Madera, there are now Specialty Care Centers in Bakersfield, Modesto, and Visalia.