On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Toyota will present Texas Southern University, (TSU) and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) with a brand new hybrid vehicle to support the 2014-2016 athletic years. TSU and PVAMU are two of twenty-two select Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) schools to receive a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius lift-back. The donation is in conjunction with the Toyota Green Initiative five-year partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will help schools to continue their commitment to sustainability. The vehicles will be used by school staff for campus-related athletic, administrative and facilities use.

What:             Toyota Green Initiative, (TGI) Pep Rally and Vehicle Delivery to Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University 

Who:              James Colon, Vice President, African American Business Strategies Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
                       Dr. John Rudley -TSU President, Dr. Hasan Jamil, TSU Vice President, Dr. Charles McClelland, TSU Athletic Director | Mr.       Ashley Robinson, PVAMU Athletic Director, Ms. Alicia Pete, PVAMU Assoc. AD,  Dr. McFrazier, representative from the      president’s office

When:          Thursday, September 18, 2014 | TSU 10:00 am | PVAMU 2:00 pm

Where:       Mike Calvert Toyota 2333 S Loop W Fwy Houston, TX 77054 – TSU Giveaway | Fred Haas Toyota Country 20400 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77373 – PVAMU Giveaway

Why:           The Toyota Green Initiative (TGI), is an environmental stewardship platform designed to educate HBCU students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. The program launched in 2010 and is currently in its fifth year. The vehicle donation will provide historically black institutions with a product that will help improve campus environment and promote sustainability to students, alumni and their surrounding community.