Thursday, January 14, 2010

On Wheels Media and Hyundai Partner For Detroit Youth

DETROIT, MI (January 4, 2010) – In the midst of a very cold winter and in a struggling economic climate, On Wheels Media, Inc and Hyundai Motor America are coming to the aid of Detroit area residents with a practical donation of 1,000 winter coats. Working with Focus: HOPE, a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization in Detroit, the companies will distribute new jackets to the children, families and participants of The HOPE Village Initiative program. In the photo are Randy Payton, President and CEO of On Wheels Media, Inc.; Karen Payton, Vice President of On Wheels Media, Inc.; and hip hop artist Nelly in front of Nelly's customized 5.0 Ford Mustang GT at the 14th Annual Urban Wheels Awards on January 12th in Detroit.

“We are thankful that Hyundai chose to partner with us to donate coats to the community the day of the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, and to make it a part of the program at the Sound Board Theater in the MotorCity Casino Hotel on January 12, 2010,” said Randy Payton, president and CEO of On Wheels Media, Inc. “In addition to recognizing the contribution of minorities in the auto industry, we at On Wheels are committed to giving back, through scholarship and other community outreach programs.

In this instance, Hyundai stepped up and made this coat donation possible, showing the auto industry continues to be a big player in helping our communities grow.” In photo: Hip Hop Artist Nelly, Vice President of On Wheels Media Karen Payton, and Randy Payton, President & CEO of On Wheels Media attend the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on January 12, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.

On Wheels Media, Inc. is a multi-media communications company that produces consumer-oriented print and digital publications, Websites, and broadcast properties and events. Publications include the all-new DECISIVE magazine, a comprehensive multi-media platform for multicultural consumers. The company also produces African Americans On Wheels and Latinos On Wheels magazines, which are distributed throughout the United States and have a combined readership of 8 million.

For 14 consecutive years, On Wheels Media has hosted the Urban Wheel Awards in Detroit advocating the importance of diversity in the automotive industry and shines a spotlight on the contributions of minorities in the industry. The theme for this year’s show is “Stimulating Minority Business Development.” To raise awareness of its importance, top government officials and Detroit politicians were invited to present awards to automotive companies and suppliers.


The 14th annual awards gala began with a VIP reception and Green Carpet at 5:00 p.m. at the Sound Board Theater, Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit. During the ceremony, On Wheels Media’s Edward Davis Education Foundation presented high school and college students with scholarships to pursue careers in the automotive industry and communications.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Randy Payton, President & CEO On Wheels Media Inc. attend the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards.

For information on the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards visit: www.urbanwheelawards.com.

Source: On Wheels Media, Inc.
Photos: Wireimage & On Wheels Media, Inc.

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