Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
We are fast approaching St. Patrick's Day, when everyone is Irish for a day, right? Many of us will be donning our green t-shirts, Leprechaun hats and shamrock socks for a day of celebration!!! But whether you are going out to celebrate at a local pub or hosting a party at home, remember these St. Patrick's Day safety tips to ensure your day is full of lucky charms.......
• Don't bring valuables to any celebration. Only bring with you what is necessary, such as your driver's license, money, a phone and shamrock necklaces.
• If you're attending an event with a large crowd, such as a local St. Patty's Day parade, be aware of your surroundings and locate where you can go for help if necessary.
• If you plan on drinking, don't drive! Protect yourself and others by having a designated driver and make sure everyone wears a seatbelt.
• If you are the designated driver, watch out for intoxicated walkers who pay no attention to lights or crosswalks.
• Use public transportation or take a cab both to and from your location so you can avoid leaving your car in an unfamiliar place overnight. Many places offer free rides.
• If going out with a group of friends, have everyone "buddy up" to make sure they get home safely.
• Stay hydrated and fed. Make sure you don't drink on an empty stomach and definitely consume water or non-alcoholic beverages in between the green beer.
• Do not leave drinks unattended. Many pubs have outdoor tents set up with port-a-potties outside. Finish your drinks before hitting the restroom.
• If you become separated from your group, don't wander off alone. Ask the party staff to contact a taxi company for you.
• If the party is at your house, have guests turn their keys in to you when they arrive. That way you can ensure that everyone has a safe ride home. But be prepared to let your guests stay the night as an alternative.
• Have phone numbers handy for a cab company, emergency contacts and poison control.
• Have plenty of food and snacks available so your guests aren't drinking on an empty stomach.
• If cups are unattended for a while, dump them out, especially if there are curious kids around.
There are plenty of fun things to do on St. Patrick's Day with family and friends, but it's important to have a high level of awareness when it comes to safety. Good health and happiness is the real pot of gold!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Yark Automotive Group is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Toledo Walleye! In last weekend's game, the Walleye and ProMedica joined forces to support the fight against breast cancer. This year, the Walleye played TWO "Pink in the Rink" games to raise money and breast cancer awareness. Additionally, information will be available on the screening, treatment, survivor, and prevention services offered through the ProMedica Cancer Institute and Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio.
Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon is pleased to announce its official charity partners for this year's event taking place on April 28, 2013. The charity partners are as follows: Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Kids Unlimited, Family House, Catholic Charities, Girls on the Run and Research Down Syndrome. The Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon is brought to you by Medical Mutual, Owens Corning, Yark Subaru, The University of Toledo, The Toledo Blade, WNWO, Cumulus, The Andersons, Subway, Metroparks of Toledo, Dave's Running Shop, Michelob Ultra, Findley Davies and Great Black Swamp Brewery.
Yark Automotive Group takes pride in supporting our community and giving our employees enjoyable experiences like Walleye and Mud Hens outings! This was our first year for the Walleye Employee Appreciation Night and over 300 employees and family members joined us for the game! Please see pictures of this event below.