The Jugueton, the Largest Toy Drive in Mexico, Delivers Over 15,000 Toys in Los Angeles, as Part of the 15,421,802 Toys Delivered in Mexico, Guatemala, Texas and California for Three Kings' Day

Jan 12, 2010, 15:56 ET from Grupo Salinas from ,Azteca America from

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fundacion Azteca America, Azteca America Los Angeles and Fundacion Hermes Music are pleased to announce the successful delivery of over 15,000 toys to needy kids in the Los Angeles area thanks to the Jugueton, the largest toy drive in Mexico.

More than 20,000 people came to the Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, California for the event on January 8, which was hosted by Jugueton President and Founder Jorge Garralda and Hermes Music Founder and Chairman Alberto Kreimerman.

The festive event included live music from graduates of TV Azteca's La Academia musical reality show Raul Sandoval and Luz Leguizamo.

The Jugueton is a project supported by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo Salinas Pliego, founder and chairman of Grupo Salinas, which includes TV Azteca and Azteca America, among other important companies.

Toys for the Los Angeles event were also distributed to non-profit organizations including: the American Cancer Society, From Heart to Heart (De Corazon a Corazon Foundation), Neighborhood Legal Services, Union de Discapacitados Latinoamericanos, Hombre Nuevo, Starlight Foundation, Childrens Department of Los Angeles County and other important community groups.

The Jugueton is grateful for the media support from Azteca America Los Angeles, Channel 54; Guadalupe Radio, W Radio, and La Raza 97.9, as well as HOY, La Opinion and Impacto USA newspapers. The organizers would also like to thank the hundreds of volunteers and donations from the Mexican Consular Office in Los Angeles.

About Fundacion Azteca America

Fundacion Azteca America is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for members of the Hispanic community currently in the U.S. Fundacion Azteca America, Fundacion Azteca, Azteca America and TV Azteca are companies of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Salinas. For more information, visit www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org.

About Azteca America

Azteca America is the alternative choice in broadcast television for Spanish-speaking families residing in the United States. As the fastest-growing Spanish-language network, Azteca America operates in 66 markets nationwide. Azteca America can also be seen on DIRECTV Mas Channel 441 (AZA 441) and DISH Network Channel 825. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V., Azteca America has access to the best programming from TV Azteca's three national networks, including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news from local bureaus in 32 Mexican states. The network complements Mexican programming with an innovative line-up of shows from international producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for Spanish-speaking viewers and unique advertising solutions for partners seeking to reach the most dynamic market in the country.

    For more information, contact:
    Daniel McCosh
    011 52 55 1720 0059
    dmccosh@gruposalinas.com

    or

    Lorena Paola Herrera Quinto
    011 52 55 1720 1313 ext. 39865
    lpherrera@tvazteca.com.mx

SOURCE Grupo Salinas; Azteca America; Fundacion Azteca; Fundacion Azteca America

SOURCE Grupo Salinas; Azteca America; Fundacion Azteca



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