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Posted on: May 10, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Activities League (Pal) Named As Finalist In Toyota’s 2012 100 Cars For Good Progra

The Frederick Police Activities League (PAL) announced that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 10, 2012


Frederick Police Activities League (Pal) Named As Finalist In Toyota’s 2012 100 Cars For Good Program

Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days –
Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook
Police Activities League Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help
Expand Youth Programs in the Frederick Area!

Frederick, MD --The Frederick Police Activities League (PAL) announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 vehicles to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. Frederick PAL was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

FREDERICK PAL will be up for consideration on Wednesday, June 13th from 10:00 am until midnight (eastern)

“Everyone at the Frederick Police Activities League is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Kevin Contardi, President, Frederick Police Activities League. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the bond between the police officers and the youth in the community and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Frederick. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Wednesday, June 13th to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to expand our current programs and provide more opportunities for youth in the community.”

“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”

100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

For more information on the Frederick Police Activities League and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit PAL’s website at www.frederickpal.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FrederickPoliceActivitiesLeaguepal or Twitter at https://twitter.com/FrederickPALFor complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.

Local residents are encouraged to support the Frederick Police Activities League and their quest for a new Toyota Sienna Minivan. If PAL receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to provide transportation for youth to PAL programs and field trips.

A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.

The Police Activities League of Frederick (PAL) began in August 1999, and is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics and recreational activities to create and cement the bond between police officers and the youth on the street. PAL offers youth a safe nurturing place to learn and interact with the police officers all while having a good time.

The PAL program is just one part of the department’s overall plan to combine enforcement, education, prevention, and outreach efforts in a cohesive strategy to combat gangs and crime.

For more information regarding the PAL program please contact Michele Bowman, Community Outreach Specialist, at 301-600-2091 or mbowman@frederickmdpolice.org.

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