North Kingstown, Rhode Island (December 11, 2019)—The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded in 1988 by Paul Newman to provide a “different kind of healing” free of charge to seriously ill children and their families, hosted its 28th Annual “Big Apple Bash” on November 9, 2019. The “bash” was held at the Big Apple Circus, in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in New York City. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., one of the sponsors of the event, was on hand to celebrate along with other guests and campers. The event set a new record in fundraising, securing more than $2 million for the Camp’s annual programs.
The two-hour performance at the Big Apple Circus was followed by a reception at the iconic Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Kicking off the evening’s short program, the Camp’s CEO, Jimmy Canton, shared program updates. He then introduced Hole in the Wall camper Neena, who offered her Camp story and sang “Somewhere Only We Know,” a song she learned at Camp.
“The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp does such important work, profoundly impacting the lives of 20,000 people annually,” says Christopher Roy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Torayfan® Division, Toray Plastics (America). “They understand how vital it is to have fun in the face of serious challenges and to celebrate life. We are extremely grateful to be able to support them.”
Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative, launched in 2004, includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.
Toray Plastics (America) is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s products, contact Mary Osso at Mary.Osso@Toraytpa.com or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters 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.