Toyota and Actor Lance Gross to Host Healthy Tailgate at SWAC Football Championship on Saturday, December 7

Dec 05, 2013, 10:00 ET from Toyota Green Initiative

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Toyota invites SWAC Championship fans and local media to an exclusive tasting of eco-friendly delights during the Toyota Green Initiative Healthy Tailgate hosted by actor and Toyota Green Coalition Member Lance Gross. The Toyota Green Initiative (TGI) is an environmental stewardship platform that tours select Historically Black Colleges and Universities, empowering students, alumni and the African American community to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. TGI will give SWAC fans simple tips that can benefit both their health and our environment.

During the Healthy Tailgate, the TGI Coalition will conduct a live cooking demonstration featuring grilled salmon with lemon, broccoli and carrot salad, and grilled chicken thighs with roasted pepper sauce. Samples of these recipes and other healthy dishes will be available to attendees throughout the tailgate.


The TGI Coalition, a collection of celebrities and environmental experts who speak on relevant ways to go green, will be in attendance. Members include:

  • Lance Gross, actor, Tyler Perry's hit movie "Temptation"
  • Jim Colon, Vice President of Product Communications, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
  • Jamal Ali, author of Black and Green: Black Insights for the Green Movement
  • Stephen Graddick, TGI Green Campus Contest Winner


Saturday, December 7, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT


Reliant Stadium

Reliant Parkway

Houston, TX 77054

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SOURCE Toyota Green Initiative