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FORMER CUBS PITCHERS AND BEARS LINEBACKER TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW THIS WEEKEND

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Contact: Mark Bilek
Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632
Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986
Email: jmorand@drivechicago.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

FORMER CUBS PITCHERS AND BEARS LINEBACKER TO APPEAR AT 
CHICAGO AUTO SHOW THIS WEEKEND
Toyota Live stage in McCormick Place welcomes Scott Sanderson, Lance Briggs and Dave Otto
 
CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2016 - Three former professional Chicago athletes are visiting the Chicago Auto Show this weekend to meet fans, sign autographs and talk about their playing careers. 
 
Toyota is hosting retired Cubs pitchers Scott Sanderson and Dave Otto and seven-time Pro Bowl Bears linebacker Lance Briggs on its Toyota Live stage in McCormick Place. Antron Brown Racing will also be featured Saturday on the Toyota Live stage. The Toyota exhibit is located in South Hall. 
 
The appearance schedule is as follows:
 
* Scott Sanderson, Sat. Feb. 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
* Antron Brown Racing, Sat. Feb. 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
* Lance Briggs, Sun. Feb. 21, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
* Dave Otto, Sun. Feb. 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Scott Sanderson pitched for the Cubs for six seasons including the 1984 and 1989 National League Eastern Division championship years. He retired in 1996 after nearly 20 seasons in the big leagues. 
 
Lance Briggs retired last year after playing his entire 12 year career with the Bears that included a Super Bowl appearance and seven consecutive Pro Bowls.
 
Dave Otto pitched out of the Cubs bullpen in 1994 as part of a career that included stops in Oakland, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 
 
Sports radio station 670 The Score (WSCR-AM) will be broadcasting live from the Toyota exhibit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
 

For more information on the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.    

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About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.   
 
Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company's extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.  
 
Contact:
Rick Bourgoise
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 
Tel: (313) 259-2004; E-mail: richard_bourgoise@toyota.com

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