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Yokohama helps bring yuletide joy to children

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has joined with other automotive aftermarket

companies to support a toy drive for Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.

Spearheaded by Randy Mukai, owner of Pro-Fit Linear Fuel Doors, the toys will be dispersed to children at the hospital on Tues., Dec. 20. Yokohama, along with Borla Performance, CEC, Sprewell Racing, Maisto International, WTW Corp., Primedia, MRR Wheels and others, are contributing toys and money for the holiday charity event.

"When Randy called and told us what he was organizing for the children, we definitely told him we'd help," says Mark Chung, Yokohama's director of strategic marketing. "He's (gotten) a lot of support from companies in the industry, and that means more gifts for the kids."

"Yokohama Tire Corporation has really stepped-up in a big way to help us gather toys for the event," says Mukai, whose company has orchestrated charity events for the hospital for two years.

Mukai adds that contributions are still being accepted. For details, call (626) 280-0324, or e-mail drew@fueldoors.com. Additional information can be found at www.fueldoors.com.

Toys and donations also can be dropped off at the hospital itself. Call Rita Bright at (562) 933-8060 for details.

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