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Toyota to Host an Array of Pro Athletes, Special Guests at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Ill., February 8, 2011 – Toyota will be hosting several local celebrities in its exhibit during Public Days at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. 

Special guests range from members of the Chicago Bears football team to marine experts at the Shedd Aquarium.  Appearances will vary in start times and duration.   The schedule/details for this year’s show includes: 

Friday, February 11 

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Award-winning D.J. Ramblin’ Ray of US99 Radio (autographs and ticket giveaways)
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. – "Breathe Easy Man," courtesy of the Illinois Partners for Clean Air (live interview and photos)

Saturday, February 12 

  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Sam Bugg of the Shedd Aquarium (live interview and giveaways)

Sunday, February 13

  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Pro Soccer Star Kwame Watson Siriboe of the Chicago Fire and team mascot "Sparky" (live interview, autographs and photos)

Monday, February 14

  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – President Scott Paddock of the Chicagoland Speedway (live interview) 

Tuesday, February 15

  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Israel Idonije of the Chicago Bears (live interview, autographs and photos)
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Michelle Parker of the Shedd Aquarium (live interview and giveaways) 

Wednesday, February 16

  • 12:30 pm. to 2 p.m. – Anthony Adams of the Chicago Bears (live interview, autographs and photos)
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Melissa Kruth of the Shedd Aquarium (live interview and giveaways)

Friday, February 18

  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Pro Soccer Star Steven Kinney of the Chicago Fire (live interview, autographs and photos) 

About Toyota 
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion.  Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.76 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion. For more information about Toyota, visit,, or 

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Curt McAllister
Midwest Corporate Communications
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 
Tel: (313) 259-4598

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