Seattle’s Big Summer Event Announces New Sponsor

One of Seattle’s most exciting and longest running community events is thrilled to announce a brand new sponsor, one that is also deeply connected to the community.  Seafair is proud to now be supported by the Western Washington Hyundai Dealers. “Our group of 13 dealers are truly excited to come together to participate in the 2010 Seafair” said Jim Walen, president of the Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Association and Kirkland resident. “Every year for the past half century, Seafair has been THE most talked about event in this community and now that we’re just a few days away we can’t wait to join in Seattle’s Summer Celebration.”

The Hyundai pace car will be leading the fun as some 300,000 people gather for the Seafair Torchlight Run that starts at 6:30, Saturday, July 31st in downtown Seattle, and the Torchlight Parade which follows at 7:30 that night.  You’ll also find Hyundai vehicles prominently displayed at the high-power, high-decibel event everybody wants to attend: the Unlimited Hydroplane Races, Friday and Sunday, August 6-8.

“Being a partner with an event like Seafair fits right in line with the community-based, local-first vision we want to invest in.  Hyundai is a proud partner of the Hope On Wheels Program - an ongoing campaign against childhood cancer. Since 1998, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $14 Million to regional children’s hospitals to help kids fight cancer.

“This is an exciting event that will bring together people from all over Washington State,” says Walen.  “This is also an exciting time for us as Hyundai dealers.  We were recently named by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Most Fuel Efficient Carmaker in America.  Hyundai is now proud to feature 7 models in our lineup that get 30 miles per gallon or more.  We’ll have many of our award-winning vehicles on display during the various Seafair events.

Seafair runs from June 26th through August 22nd. Go to for all the details on Seattle’s summer celebration.

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