Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yark Automotive Group partners with UT and BowTie Cause to ‘Tie One On’ to Beat Cancer

Yark Automotive Group partners 
with UT and BowTie Cause to ‘Tie One On’ to Beat Cancer 

Yark Automotive Group in Toledo, Ohio in conjunction with the University of Toledo and BowTie Cause, will Tie One On to help prevent cancer.

During the month of January, Yark Automotive Group will donate a portion of every vehicle sold to any UT Student, Faculty, Staff or Alumni under the Yark Rocket Discount Program to the BowTie Cause that partners with the Dana Cancer Center at the University of Toledo in support of prostate cancer care. Yark service customers will be able to purchase $1 paper bowties in help in the fundraising efforts in all the Yark family dealerships. 

Along with the Yark Automotive Group Staff, the University of Toledo Rockets will Tie One On at the Saturday, January 26th men’s basketball game against Bowling Green. Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk and other basketball staff members will be wearing bowties during the game to support the fight against cancer and the public is asked to participate by donating $100 to receive a bowtie and ticket to the game. See UTVP Larry Burns and Yark VP Doug Kearns video promotion here: 

For the event, UT will host a pre-game bow tying reception with refreshments. Anyone can donate and pick up tickets by visiting or by visiting www. 

This presentation is part of the Yark Community Partner Project whose mission is to create lasting partnerships with organizations dedicated to uplifting the community in which we live. More information on the Yark Community Partner Project may be found at

More info: 
Warren Vess, Marketing Director, Yark Automotive Group 419-842-7722 
Founded in 1981, Yark Automotive Group has grown from 50 employees and less than $20 million in sales to more than 300 employees and annual sales of over $250 million. For the last 18 years, Yark Automotive Group has been the Largest Volume New & Used Vehicle Dealership in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan showcasing 10 vehicle franchises: BMW, Nissan, Subaru, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT & FIAT. 
The Yark family is originally from Toledo and both Yark brothers, Jim and John, graduated from local high schools and The Ohio State University. After acquiring the organization in 1981, the Yark brothers implemented a detailed business plan and grew the dealership to include its 9 franchises, 6 Pre-Owned vehicle lots, a body shop, a car rental company and the area’s largest retail and wholesale parts department. Today, the business continues 

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