Posted April 17th, 2013 by Nicole
ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2013 – Florida Hospital for Children recently dedicated 19 pediatric patient rooms on the 6th and 7th floors of the hospital thanks to the generosity of donors in the Central Florida community. An event was held to celebrate the individuals that have contributed to the care of children in our community and unveil the new signage located in front of each room.
“This was a record number of rooms to be dedicated to the hospital at one time,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. “We are so thankful to our donors because without them we would not be where we are today. It is the generosity of our community that allows us to be a world-class center for pediatric care.”
The dedication ceremony for the 19 general pediatric rooms was held in 7th floor family area of Florida Hospital for Children. The small reception recognized each individual family and concluded with the donors unveiling their room signage on the two nature themed patient floors. Each pediatric room is private and family centered with a dedicated medical staff located close by.
The following are some of the donors who were recognized:
- Chuck and Julie Cole
- J. Darin and Andrea Stewart Family
- James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Media Group, and Manheim
- Lars and Julie Houmann Family
- Make Life Better Foundation of Unicity International
- Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
- OUC – The Reliable One
- Sandi and Allen Saft
- The David Maus Foundation
- The Morningstar Project and the Bonis Family
- Vivian and Barry Woods Trust – Gerald Rutberg
Florida Hospital for Children has one of the largest panels of pediatric experts in Central Florida with a highly trained team of more than 1,000 employees. It is home to 200-pediatric beds and serves as a destination for pediatric health care. It delivers a complete range of pediatric health services for younger patients including advanced surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, urology, endocrinology, transplant services, full-service pediatrics and an innovative health and obesity platform.
For more information, please contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.
Posted March 26th, 2013 by Nicole
Employees from David Maus Toyota volunteered for the annual David Maus Automotive Spring Egg-stravaganza Party at the Florida Hospital for Children today. The volunteers sat with children on each floor of the new Disney Pavilion creating and helping with arts and crafts donated by the David Maus Foundation. The volunteers also put together a egg hunt for the kids to get extra special trinkets to take home.
The David Maus Foundation financially supports four to six holiday parties a year at the Florida Hospital for Children with the volunteers coming from the Foundation and the four David Maus Automotive stores. Already this year, employees volunteered for the St. Patrick’s Day party. Next up will be a celebration of Independence Day on July 2nd for the children.
For more information on how you can help, visit www.floridahospitalforchildren.com.
Posted March 26th, 2013 by Nicole
Last Sunday, local Central Florida DJ, Dirty Jim from the Monsters morning show on Real Radio 104.1 visited the David Maus Toyota store with huge ticket giveaways. One winner was drawn every 30 minutes for gift cards, albums, tickets to the Black Crow and the Science Center. Dirty Jim has been an endorser of our store for years and currently drives a 2012 Toyota Tundra. Listen in on 104.1 FM from 6:00a – 11:00a to hear the whole group and the crazy things they have to talk about. To read Dirty Jim’s blog click here.
David Maus Toyota is open 7 days a week in both Sales and Service. For more information call 407-302-8800.
Posted March 14th, 2013 by Nicole
Toyota is expected to debut the 2014 Toyota Highlander at the upcoming New York Auto Show on March 27th. The new model will feature similar designs of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 crossover plus a hybrid version of the Highlander.
The 2013 Toyota Highlander has already received numerous accolades including:
- #3 by J.D. Power and Associates in Reliability of a Mid-Size SUV, receiving a Better Than Most rating
- #3 in Affordable Midsize SUVs on the US News Best Cars list
- #6 in Affordable Crossover SUVs on the US News Best Cars list
- 4 1/2 out of 5 stars by Edmunds Consumer Reviews
For more information on the 2013 Toyota Highlander or to test drive one today, visit David Maus Toyota in Sanford or call 407-302-8800.
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Nicole
In February David Maus Toyota employees and customers took part in a food supply drive for a local Seminole County school, Crystal Lake Elementary, that needed help providing food for their lower income students. Everyone participated and we were able to deliver more than five full boxes of snacks and food to help build back up the supply in their food pantry.
The program at Crystal Lake Elementary is call The Caring Crocs Project . It was started in 2011 as a way to help families in need at the school. After watching a segment on 20/20 which talked about a homeless family in need within Seminole county the school administration felt it was important to reach out to our own school community. Students at the school have been identified over the years as needing food and clothing but once the program was initiated it opened the door to many families who never asked. These families are struggling for many reasons including current tough economic times so any help is so appreciated by them.
The program takes donated items including non perishable food, toiletries, school supplies and school uniforms. These donations come from the Crystal Lake families and staff as well as some local businesses. Some businesses sponsor the program and through these donations the program is able to donate approximately four times a year to several families in need at the school.
In addition to food and toiletry donations they collect unwrapped toys to distribute to families in need for the holiday season. It’s been a very beneficial program at the school and they hope to help many more families in need for years to come.
To find out more about this program, contact the David Maus Automotive CARE Director, Andrea, at email@example.com.
Posted March 1st, 2013 by Nicole
The 2013 Scion FR-S has been named the Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, beating the competition in its first year on the road. The annual award recognizes value, quality and critical acclaim across 21 vehicle categories.
To evaluate the FR-S, U.S. News & World Report judges looked at the sports coupe’s safety record, reliability and opinion from industry experts. The one area that highly contributed to the overall scores were the expected five-year total cost of ownership and average vehicle price at the time of publication.
“The Best Sports Car for the Money award is a testament to the incredibly fun and accessible sports car experience offered by the Scion FR-S,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “We are proud the FR-S continues to impress industry enthusiasts and drivers, while also representing the passion behind the Scion brand.”
2013 Scion FR-S Specifications:
- Engine: 2.0L horizontally opposed 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
- Fuel Economy: 22MOG City/ 30 MPG Highway
- ABS, Brake Assist System
- Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
- Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs
- Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
- Driver sports front seat
To test drive a new 2013 FR-S visit David Maus Toyota Scion in Sanford.
Posted February 22nd, 2013 by Nicole
US News has given the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra the 2013 Best Pickup Truck for the Money awards, just announced yesterday. The Tacoma won “Best Compact Truck for the Money” for the second-consecutive year while the Tundra took top honors as the “Best Full Size Truck for the Money” in the 2013 competition.
According to U.S. News & World Report the Toyota Tacoma is the 2013 Best Compact Truck for the Money because it has the best combination of ownership costs and positive reviews in its class.
The Toyota Tundra award was based on a similar number of published reviews and test drives along with analysis of data from the other contributing sources that led to the U.S. News assessment that it also has the best combination of ownership costs and positive reviews in its class.
US News says their Best Cars for Money Awards highlight cars that professional car critics love that area also great values for the consumer. They use a variety of expert sources to evaluate the vehicles in each of the 21 categories including the combined average price paid and five-year total cost of ownership data from truecar.com combined with the US News Best Car rankings data.
The U.S. News Best Car rankings are based on the opinion of the automotive press about a car’s performance, interior features and interior comfort, as well as reliability data from J.D. Power and Associatesand safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The winning cars have the best combination of critical acclaim and long-term value as determined from those evaluations, according to U.S. News & World Report.
For more information on the reviews and reports on both the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra click here.
Test drive a new 2013 Tacoma or Tundra today at David Maus Toyota – where they have a huge line-up of available trucks.
Posted February 19th, 2013 by Nicole
In a story released by FoxNews.com, the question was posed – Is It Finally Toyota’s Time? Lee White, President of TRD, U.S.A, Toyota’s American racing arm, is the director of the automaker’s NASCAR operations has benefited from considerable success so far in the Sprint Cup races, winning 49 races in the series, 74 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and 99 more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
But White’s sights are set on the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. White has something to look forward to in 2013 – the Toyota racing team is stronger than its ever been before. Last year, Michael Waltrip Racing finally developed into a legitimate powerhouse team and the best driver upgrade of 2013 occurred at Gibbs, where 2003 Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth replaced Joey Logano. Toyota has worked hard to make sure its teams worked together.
As for 2013, Waltrip said, “We’re very optimistic. We know we’re not under the radar screen anymore, but we do believe that we’re prepared as well as any team can be considering all the changes that the sport has seen for the 2013 season.”
The question remains – will Toyota bring home the win this year? This weekend will give us the answer.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/02/16/exclusive-is-it-finally-toyotas-time/#ixzz2LMwrbmdT