December 30, 2015

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC., SUPPORTS THE HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP’S 2015 “BIG APPLE BASH”

 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (December 30, 2015)—In November The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Toray Plastics (America), Inc., (www.toraytpa.com), and other guests headed to New York City for the 24th Annual Big Apple Bash. The bash allowed more than 700 New York City area campers and their families, along with patients from regional hospitals and clinics, to enjoy a spectacular private performance by the Big Apple Circus free of charge. The event raised $1.4 million. The money will support Hole in the Wall programming, which provides “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families. Toray Plastics (America) was pleased to contribute to the cause.

At an after-party held at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, a camper named Jeremy spoke to the guests, reminding them what the bash was all about. He shared details of his battle with neuroblastoma and how Camp helped him and his family cope and have fun while he was undergoing treatment. Jeremy thanked the attendees for making it possible for kids like him to enjoy Camp programs free of charge.

“The campers and their families face unimaginable challenges. To be able to help in some small way in their healing and join them for a day of fun and relaxation was a privilege and a gift,” says Christopher Roy, Vice President and General Manager, Torayfan® Division, Toray Plastics (America).

Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (www.holeinthewall.org) is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families through a variety of year-round programs. The Camp delivers fun, friendship and a healthy dose of mischief through its signature summer program and weekend sessions at the Camp facility in Ashford, Conn. as well as outreach to hospitals, clinics and communities across the Northeast. All services are free of charge.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$19 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Gervais at mary.gervais@toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281.Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at www.toraytpa.com.