Triple J is Dedicated to Supporting Our Local Community
Triple J Auto is committed to our customers, and we’re also passionate about helping people throughout our community. We believe that being involved in local causes brings us all closer together and just feels right. We’ve teamed up with several groups to support causes that include education, health, sports, and youth organizations. Additionally, we also sponsor a local talk radio show. We’re proud to say we’ve made a difference!
A love of community is one of Triple J’s deepest values, and partnerships with local non profit organizations like the ones listed, link our group to our community in very meaningful ways. Our founder, Robert H. Jones has always said ‘Let’s all remember to put more into the pot of life than we take out and leave some for those less fortunate.’ He and the Jones family have always believed in giving back because everything belongs to the Lord; we are just temporary custodians and must always do the right thing. His words resonate within our group of companies as we strive to build better communities.
Check out a few of our recent projects:
TRIPLE J DONATES FORD F-150 TO SUPPORT i*recycle PROGRAM EFFORTS
Friday, May 14, 2021 (Tamuning, Guam) – The Ford F-150 STX Supercab truck, presented at Triple J Auto Group’s main location in Upper Tumon on May 14, 2021, is to support the Guam Business Partners for Recycling, Inc.’s (GBPRI) i*recycle program efforts on Guam.
The i*recycle program is an aluminum can recycling program that has been provided to Guam’s schools since 2007 by GBPRI, to help the schools generate much needed funds and promote the recycling of aluminum cans throughout the island. To date the program has generated $255,000 for participating schools and is expanding the program from 40 to 60 schools.
Peggy Denney, administrator of the program, said about the partnership, “I am incredibly grateful for and appreciative of Triple J’s tremendous generosity in donating this Ford F-150 truck to the i*recycle program. It’s going to look fantastic and will allow me to haul twice as much as I can currently haul, and I can open the tailgate, something I haven’t been able to do with mine in quite a while!”
Longtime GBPRI members also shared what this partnership means for the program:
- Mark J. Sablan of SPPC – “We welcome Triple J as a partner in the i*recycle program. Triple J Motors consistently supports island wide community outreach programs as a part of their normal course of business and we are grateful to them for supporting the i*recycle mission.”
- Patricia Salas of Bank of Guam – “This partnership with Triple J allows the i*recycle program to continue uninterrupted. It keeps Peggy on the road collecting aluminum cans, reducing what goes to the landfill, and promoting recycling efforts islandwide.”
- P. Sonny Ada of Ada’s Trust and Investment – “Thank you Triple J Motors for supporting the i*recycle program. The contribution of the Ford F-150 will go a long way in helping to collect used aluminum cans for recycling and helping support our island’s quest for a clean environment.”
- Tom Shimizu, GM Ambros – “Triple J stepping up to the plate in support of i*recycle is a huge benefit to our island, and the community of Guam. We look forward to using this F-150 to pick up as much recyclable material as possible, in support of Guam schools.”
The collaboration with GBPRI is part of Triple J’s “Customers First” commitment to serving the community in more ways than one.
Jay Jones, Senior Vice President of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., went on to say, “It’s a worthy cause – we are proud to partner with GBPRI as they continue to build momentum through this worthwhile program that not only raises funds for our schools but educates the community on the importance of recycling. We are happy to be able to support them in their efforts.”
The handover presentation of the Ford F150 truck, donated by Triple J, took place on Friday afternoon, May 14th, at Triple J’s main headquarters in Upper Tumon. The Ford F150 truck will allow Peggy Denney and the i*recycle program to haul twice as much and help with outreach and fundraising efforts. The aluminum recycling program was created for the benefit of Guam’s schools by the Guam Business Partners for Recycling, Inc. GBPR is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aluminum recycling to raise money for local schools. Present for the handover were GBPR Partners and Representatives left to right: Patricia Salas – Bank of Guam; Marcos Fong – Glimpses, Coca Cola, Foremost; Mark J. Sablan – SPPC 76/Circle K; Peggy Denny – i*recycle; Jay Jones, Senior Vice President – Triple J Enterprises, Inc.; Patty Ada – Ada’s Trust; Tasi Peddicord- Matson; Jojo Camacho- Ambros, Inc.; Bob Perron – Mr. Rubbishman.
AMC & Triple J Launch Mobile Vaccination & Testing Effort
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (Tamuning, Guam) – American Medical Center (AMC), in partnership with Triple J Enterprises, Inc. announced the launch of a mobile AMC Community Outreach testing and vaccination clinic to reach the community’s most vulnerable populations who are unable to leave home to get a COVID test or vaccination.
The Ford Transit Wagon XL, donated by Triple J, will bring the AMC medical team into the community and deliver the vaccine and testing to those homebound and most vulnerable in our communities. “It is imperative for us to prioritize those most vulnerable, such as our elderly and disabled, those who are unable to leave their homes,” said Dr. Hoa Nguyen, “It’s an effort to create more access and give more people the chance to get tested and vaccinated.”
AMC is working closely with each village Mayor on scheduling of outreach efforts to prioritize patients most in need.
“Triple J is proud to partner with American Medical Center and bring this potentially life-saving mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic to those homebound and most vulnerable in our communities,” said Robert H. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Triple J, “this is our mission, and we’re honored to continue the fight against COVID-19 and ensure no one is left behind.”
The formal handover presentation of the Ford Transit Wagon XL, donated by Triple J, took place on Tuesday afternoon, March 16th, at Triple J’s main headquarters in Upper Tumon. The van will bring the AMC medical team into the community and deliver the vaccine and testing to those homebound and most vulnerable in our communities as part of their mobile and vaccination testing effort. Present for the handover were AMC staff and representatives along with Dr. Hoa Nguyen (center) and the executive team of Triple J, (standing center left to right) Jeff Jones, President and COO; Dr. Nguyen, Robert Jones, Chairman and CEO, Jay Jones, Senior Vice President and Dan Murrell, Senior Vice President.
Triple J Auto remains committed to island sports
For over a decade, Triple J Auto Group, through financial sponsorship, has helped offset the high costs associated with playing youth sports. Without the auto giant’s philanthropy, and that of many other of the island’s civic-minded corporations, participation in sports would be impossible for some youth.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the U.S. economy spirals downward to levels unseen since the Great Depression, Triple J’s commitment to sports remains unchanged.
“We have every intention of continuing these partnerships,” said Kristine R. Lujan, Triple J vice president of marketing and public relations. “To Triple J, these sponsorships are about the passion that connects our brands and our values with the teams, the families and supporters. Teaming – whether in sport or business – inspires people and communities. We have a collective vision for our island and its youth.”
Triple J, deemed essential by the government of Guam, continues to conduct business through by-appointment sales meetings, and its service department remains open. But, with few global businesses turning a profit, none hit harder than the airline, hotel, cruise, restaurant and auto industries, Triple J remains resolute.
“Rest assured, we are committed to our partners and look forward to when we can see them doing what they love to do,” Lujan said.
For Llainee Sablan, 37, a stay-at-home mother of 10, corporate sponsorship means her children can remain in sports. With three children playing in the Triple J Guam National Youth Football Federation, Jayden, 14; Justin, 12; and Jayce, 8; for Llainee Sablan, Triple J’s commitment extends beyond the gridiron.
“I’m really grateful, and I really appreciate it,” Sablan said. “In a time like this, it’s very easy to look at it and be, ‘that’s just kids sports, that’s not important.’
“Kids playing sports is beneficial to them, and it’s beneficial to us. One, it keeps them busy, so they’re not running around the streets and the neighborhood going crazy. Two, in organized sports, there are so many things to be learned: teamwork and … life lessons. …
“You work hard, you see the benefits of all of that. The fact that these corporations are willing to put that money out there – in a time when we’re iffy about a lot of things, the financial instability of the island is kind of crazy right now – means a lot to me.”
Without Triple J, the Sablans, with 12 mouths to feed and needing to make every dollar count, would not be able to enroll all of their children in extracurricular sports. Llainee Sablan and Joel Sablan, her husband, would be forced to choose which children played, and who cheered from the sidelines.
“We have 10 kids,” Llainee Sablan said. “Unless you’re a heart surgeon, financially, it’s always a little bit tight. So, having corporate sponsorship is great. I really appreciate the big companies giving back to the community. It means that the kids, not just my kids, but so many kids out there, get an opportunity to participate in sports.”
On Guam, large corporations giving back to the community is tightly woven into the tapestry of the community. More than merely offering money because they are able to and promoting their businesses, it ensures that the less fortunate have a chance to compete. It levels the playing field.
Without corporate involvement, Llainee Sablan said, “sports would be very one-ended, with only those who are financially well off able to participate.”
“Honestly, I’m not sure that would be a possibility for us,” she said.
Without Triple J’s sponsorship, and the generosity of many other like-minded corporations, sports would still exist, but organizations would be forced to cut corners, resulting in inferior products.
The Guam Amateur Baseball Association receives generous financial support from Triple J, South Pacific Petroleum Corporation, Circle K/76, Ambros, Inc., Moylan’s Insurance, Bank of Guam, KwikSpace, Guam Home Center, Home Depot Guam, Benson, Tsang Brothers and many others.
Bill Bennett, the president of GABA, is relieved that Triple J is committed to his nonprofit organization, but anticipates tough times ahead.
“I believe the next few years will be difficult for Guam’s business community to sponsor, or donate funds to sports, or other community activities,” he said. “Baseball groups, like GABA, may have to be creative in the ways they fund their activities.”
Ivan Shiroma, the President of GNYFF, is thankful for Triple J’s support and shudders to think what the league would be like without it.
He said that the league would remain, but participation would be on a pay-to-play basis.
“We would have to adjust our budget and make hard decisions, like minimizing officiating crew requirements, eliminate end-of-season banquets, and trophies,” he said.
“Having support from Triple J helps the league offset our very expensive operational cost.”
JONES HONORED FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AS PART OF FORD SALUTE TO DEALERS AWARDS
Ford and Lincoln dealers in the United States gave nearly $100 million and more than 500,000 hours to local causes and nonprofits in 2018 – according to Ford Motor Company’s annual survey on dealer giving.
The survey coincides with the 19th annual Salute to Dealers Awards being delivered at the 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in San Francisco. The generosity of Ford and Lincoln dealers is reflected in how much so many of them give. The largest percentage of respondents, 38 percent, selected the highest giving category of donating $50,000 or more for the year.
In the survey, 99 percent of dealers said their teams give time or money to local causes. Most said they are driven to make a difference in their communities because giving is a part of their dealership tradition.“Our dealers are valued partners in growing the business, but today we honor their dedication to enriching the communities they operate within,” said Edsel B. Ford II, who chairs the Salute to Dealers awards program and is a member of the Ford Board of Directors.
“They are the face of Ford and Lincoln in communities around the world and I applaud their commitment and dedication to building stronger, healthier and more connected communities.”
Dealers give to causes that address a broad range of community needs – from children’s charities to the environment, from education and healthcare to parks, municipal services and disaster relief efforts.
Children’s causes top the list, with 80 percent of responding dealers donating, followed by 69 percent giving to education and scholarships. Veterans causes make up 50 percent of dealer donations, while 46 percent participated in initiatives focused on police, firefighters and other first responders. In a year that included many natural disasters – from hurricanes to devastating fires – nearly one-quarter of the dealer body contributed to related relief efforts.
To demonstrate Ford’s commitment to its thousands of dealer owners who step beyond their showroom doors to make a difference, in 2001 the company launched its Salute to Dealers Awards. This year, Edsel B. Ford II and four other judges selected six winners from a global field of nearly 65 nominees from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Asia Pacific, Mexico and Central America. As part of the award, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is donating $10,000 to a charity of each dealer’s choice.
Jeffrey B. Jones, President & COO of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., is one of six recipients globally, recognized for their unparalleled generosity and commitment to their community. This was the first year Guam was given opportunity to be nominated for the program.
For decades, Triple J Auto Group has sought to improve lives and build better communities through its work with nonprofits and individuals. It has supported cancer research and patient services through the American Cancer Society, and care for the afflicted and their families through Guam Cancer Care. Jeff Jones is actively engaged in outreach, providing funding and vehicle support for the Guam National Youth Football Federation, which encourages academic achievement, respect for authority and community involvement.
As part of Ford’s Global Week of Caring, Jones and his employees provide landscape maintenance, power washing and other assistance at Guma Trankilidat, a housing project for low-income elderly and the physically disabled. Their annual 5K family fun run generates funding for American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish® Guam, CNMI and many other causes. Whether helping the homeless with basic necessities, assisting in patient care or supporting education through investing in the local university, Jones’ philanthropic reach is all encompassing.
“We’ve been blessed so much by our community that we feel giving back is the right thing to do,” said Jones. “We’re proud to see we’ve made a difference.”
A painted portrait of each honoree features a montage of the philanthropic and volunteer activities that led to the award. Duplicates of the portraits will join a Salute to Dealers display in the lobby of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.
Triple J Donates $45K to Guam Nonprofits
On November 17, 2018, Triple J Enterprises hosted our 13th annual Triple J Family Fun Run/Walk to raise funds and awareness for five worthy organizations. With the help of 3,000 runners/walkers, and more than 250 volunteers, we were able to raise $45,000, which on November 30, 2018, we were able to distribute evenly, providing $9,000 to each of the following organizations.
The Guam National Youth Football Federation Releases 2018 Season Schedule, Renews Partnership with Triple J for 8th Year
Triple J Auto Group announced renewal of its corporate sponsorship agreement with the Guam National Youth Football Federation (GNYFF). The sponsorship agreement, which will run through December 31, 2018, names Triple J Auto Group, exclusive vehicle partner with official naming rights to the Youth Football League for the 8th straight year. As part of their partnership Triple J also donated a Ford Ranger pick-up truck and trailer to support the organization’s logistical needs for the 2018 Season which kicked off August 11th.
Ben Sablan, Delivery Driver for Triple J Five Star Wholesale, Recognized for Heroic Act on March 26th, 2018
On August 10th, Senator Regine Biscoe Lee presented a Legislative Resolution on behalf of the 34th Guam Legislature, recognizing Ben Sablan, Delivery Driver for Triple J Five Star Wholesale, for his heroic act on March 26th, 2018. Sablan had come to the aid of an injured driver at the Dededo 76 gas station, along his daily route to the Five Star warehouse in Dededo, when he was flagged down to assist a man pinned between a fuel tank truck and a concrete retaining wall. According to bystanders at the scene, no one knew how to operate the truck that pinned him, so without hesitation Sablan jumped into the driver’s seat and backed the truck away so that first responders could perform life saving aid and transport him to the hospital.
Triple J Ford Volunteers Help to Build Stronger Communities in Guam during Global Caring Month
As part of Ford Motor Company’s 13th annual Global Caring Month in September, Triple J Ford presented a $15,000 check to University of Guam’s Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) and a $3,000 check to the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteer’s Association’s “Angels In Need” Fund on Friday, September 28th in Triple J’s main showroom in Upper Tumon.
Triple J and Make-A-Wish® Announce Vehicle Giveaway as Part of 30th Anniversary Gala Highlights
This year marks Make-A-Wish® Guam & CNMI’s 30th anniversary. Thirty years and 288 magical and life changing wishes that have been granted to our islands’ children. Wishes that have brought joy, hope, and treasured memories to seriously ill children and their families.
The highlight of the Gala will be a chance to win a 2019 Kia Soul EX with a retail value of $25,000, compliments of Triple J Auto Group. Tickets will be pre-sold for $100, at the Triple J Main Showroom in Upper Tumon, Triple J Honda in Tamuning and Docomo main office location in Tamuning, tickets will also be on sale the evening of the Gala. Only 400 tickets will be available for purchase, and you need not be present to win.
Triple J Raises Over $400,000 for Guam Cancer Care
As part of our desire to support our community on Guam, Triple J Auto has raised over $400,000 for Guam Cancer Care. Moreover, with every vehicle purchased we donate to the American Cancer Society. Read on to learn more about our commitment to the Guam community and why we’re proud to support the war on cancer.
Triple J Volley for a Cause
Held the weekend of April 21st and 22nd at the Guam Sports Complex in Harmon, the Triple J Volley for a Cause event was a huge success. Raising money for Relay for Life and American Cancer Society Guam Chapter, the event features 27 games of volleyball and concluded with team DNA Dizzy edging out the Bank of Guam Yankees in a tough fought battle for volleyball supremacy.
About the American Cancer Society Guam
All funds raised during the Triple J Volley for a Cause went to the Relay for Life, the principle fundraiser held in May of each year for the American Cancer Society Guam. The American Cancer Society does a lot to help individuals with cancer and their families, here in Guam and throughout the United States, including:
- Research – Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested over $4.6 billion into cancer research to help find the causes of the disease, discover treatment plans, and improve patients’ quality of life.
- Treatment – The American Cancer Society invests in helping patients understand their diagnosis, find treatment options and payment plans, and deal with the side effects.
- Support – From support for families and caregivers to end of life care, the American Cancer Society is there to help.
Other Triple J Auto Community Involvement
Our team at Triple J Auto is here to give back to our communities in Tumining, Barrigada, and throughout the island in a variety of other ways as well. Over recent months, this has included:
- $45,000 for 12th Annual Triple J Family/Fun/Run/Walk
- $3,000 donation to GMH Skilled Nursing Unit
- $10,000 to American Red Cross for 17th Annual Red Ball
Stay in Touch with Things Going on Around Guam with Triple J Auto!
Whether you’re looking for fun things to do on Guam, opportunities to get involved in the community, or just a place to buy a quality new or pre-owned car on Guam, the Triple J team is there for you. Find out more by contacting us directly, or come by one of our new or pre-owned dealership locations on Marine Corps Drive in Tamuning, Guam.
TRIPLE J DONATES $45K RAISED FROM 12th ANNUAL 5K
On Thursday, November 30th at 3pm at the Triple J Auto Group main location in Upper Tumon, the executive management team of Triple J Enterprises presented checks totaling forty five thousand dollars ($45k) to five non-profit organizations, Guam Cancer Care, Lupus Awareness Group of Guam, Boy Scouts of America and Pacific Mission Aviation who received $10k each, along with Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association Angels In Need who received $5k.
On November 18, 2017, Triple J Enterprises hosted their 12th Annual Triple J Family/Fun/Run/Walk to raise funds for each organization. The event saw over 3,000 runners crossing the finish line, and had the support of over 250 volunteers from various organizations, including benefactors.
Triple J’s group of companies along with the Guam Cancer Care, Lupus Awareness Group of Guam, Boy Scouts of America Chamorro District, Pacific Mission Aviation, Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association along with their staff, board of directors and the thousands of Guam residents who are touched by these organizations are humbled by the outpouring of support by our community.
Triple J Management and Executive team, Kristine Lujan, VP Marketing, Mrs. Margaret Jones, Treasurer, Jay Jones, Senior VP, Jeff Jones, President, Dan Murrell, Senior VP, Chris Duenas, CFO and Yolanda Padrones, HR Director presented $45,000.00 from funds raised from the 12th Annual Triple J 5K held November 18th, to representatives from Guam Cancer Care, Lupus Awareness Group of Guam, Boy Scouts of America, Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association and Pacific Mission Aviation on Thursday, November 30th at their main location in Upper Tumon.
GUAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL VOLUNTERS ASSOCIATION AND TRIPLE J FORD MAKE DONATION TO GMH SKILLED NURSING UNIT
October 30th, 2017
This past September, Triple J, in conjunction with Ford Motor Co., as part of their Ford Global Month of Caring, donated $3,000 to the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association to support them in their efforts to supply the Guam Memorial Hospital with much needed medical equipment/supplies.
On Tuesday, October 31, acting president for GMHVA, Lena Rodriguez presented the GMH Skilled Nursing Unit and GMH Rehab Department, with the following items which were purchased with the funds donated by Triple J Ford.
- 4 wheelchairs (2 SNU/2 REHAB)
- 50 sets of serving ware
- Various dining supplies
- Various small appliance equipment
- 5 portable dvd machines
- 5 portable cd/cassette players
- 5 portable radio
Present for the donation were representatives from (front row): Triple J, Tina Esteves, marketing manager; Debi Hufana, administrative assistant SNU; GMHVA, Jenny Cruz and Lena Rodriguez; Jean Hongyee, SNU Nursing Supervisor; Alesia Ogo, GMH Chief of Rehab Services; Loressa Melegrito, SNU Administratoralong and Dr. Randolph Leon Guerrero, SNU Medical Director. (back row) Mary Bautista (recreational therapist); Michelle Esteves (occupational therapist); Rozell Almoguera (dietetic technician) and standing at back, Pawel Badowski (physical therapist).
TRIPLE J DONATES TWO NEW KIAS AS PART OF CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
October 12th, 2017
As part of its two-year sponsorship agreement, Triple J Auto Group, a division of Triple J Enterprises, Inc., presented the Guam Football Association (GFA) two new vehicles. The sponsorship agreement, which runs through December 31, 2017, includes all official vehicles, with the two most recent additions, a 2017 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Cadenza, and naming rights for the Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League.
“Triple J is extremely proud to continue and enhance our longstanding partnership with GFA,” said Jeff Jones, COO and President of Triple J. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to supporting them in delivering game-changing innovations to continue to grow the sport as a whole on Guam.”
“Triple J has been an outstanding partner and shares our long-term vision for progress and player development,” said Tino San Gil, President of GFA. “We have enjoyed a great partnership together that began with a mission to elevate soccer on this island to new heights, and we look forward to building on our progress.”
Standing left to right: Jeff Jones, President and COO of Triple J; Cheri Stewart, Executive Director of GFA; Tino San Gil, President of GFA; Micah Paulino, General Secretary of GFA and Jay Jones, Senior VP of Triple J.
Employees Go Further in Ford Global Caring Mont 2017; Triple J Donates $3,000 to GMHVA
September 30th, 2017
September marks the 12th annual Ford Global Caring Month and thousands of Ford employees around the world – collectively known as the ‘Ford Volunteer Corps’ – ventured out into their communities (including Guam) to make people’s lives better.
On September 30th, over 25 volunteers from Triple J, together with GMHVA, kicked off the association’s Patient Care Program, which is open to volunteers in the community and is intended to compliment and enhance the quality of care and quality of life for the GMH patients. Volunteer responsibilities included support of GMH nursing departments and exterior labor services of the local hospital.
Triple J also donated $3,000 to the association to support GMHVA in their efforts to supply GMH with much needed medical equipment. The funds donated will specifically be used for purchase of wheelchairs for patients.
WERI PARTNERSHIP RENEWED FOR SECOND YEAR, TRIPLE J FORD DONATES $20K TO SUPPORT NEW INITIATIVES
September 28th, 2017
Triple J. Enterprises, the Ford Motor Company and the GlobalGiving Foundation, Ford’s grantmaking partner, have extended support for Guam Water Kids for a second year. Triple J President Jeff Jones and Senior Vice President Jay Jones, Senior VP, Triple J presented a check for $20,000 to the University of Guam’s Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) On Thursday, September 28th. The funding supports WERI’s Guam Water Kids, an educational program for students and teachers to learn about stewardship of Guam’s fresh water resources.
“Our renewed commitment to WERI will ensure they get the support to sustain their educational programs at the local level and in the classrooms, we hope this collaborative effort can be leveraged for future studies and possible infrastructure projects specifically in Guam,” said Jay Jones, Senior VP of Triple J.
The Ford Conservation & Environmental Grants Program was created to empower individuals and non-profit groups donating their time and effort to preserve the environmental well-being of their communities. By providing necessary funding and visibility, they hope to encourage the multiplication of similar grassroots efforts that will serve as catalysts for change across the globe. Project focuses on fresh water, and Triple J Ford is proud to have the opportunity to work with WERI on their Guam Water Kids program.
“We thank Triple J Enterprises, Inc. and the Ford Motor Company for this contribution to the University of Guam. Triple J has served the island community for more than three decades and has been a great supporter of the University,” said Acting President Anita Borja Enriquez. “Our continued partnership through Guam Water Kids is an example of how community leaders can work with UOG to build a strong, sustainable Guam for the generations to come.”
“On behalf of WERI, I thank Triple J Ford and the Ford Motor Company for extending their commitment to sustaining the natural resources of our island with this generous donation for furthering Guam Water Kids, WERI, Director John W. Jenson, Ph.D. said. “WERI’s mission is to seek solutions that improve economic conditions and quality of life for the people of Guam through research, teaching and outreach. This donation will help us expand our efforts to help young people take responsibility for managing and conserving Guam’s fresh water resources.”
Guam Water Kids: Protecting Guam’s Fresh Water/Prutehi I Hånom Freskon Guahan is an educational program to help local teachers and their students learn how young people can take responsibility for sustainable use and development of Guam’s freshwater resources as citizens and future leaders. The program provides classroom materials about the sources and importance of the island’s fresh water for elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Last spring WERI and the Guam Water Kids program hosted the first field trip for Guam educators to see the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer—the underground water resource that provides most of the water that Guam residents use in their homes.
Plans for this year’s funding of Guam Water Kids from Triple J Motors and the Ford Motor Company include
- Continuing to provide continuing education and field trips for teachers in cooperation with the Guam Department of Public Education.
- Recruiting high school students, all of whom are required to perform Service Learning projects for graduation, to explore the importance of sustaining our island’s fresh water resources.
- Continuing to expand community outreach at public events by emphasizing the importance of fresh water to continued growth and quality of life on Guam.
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TRIPLE J PRESENTS $10K CHECK TO AMERICAN RED CROSS TO SUPPORT 17TH ANNUAL RED BALL
September 13th, 2017
On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, Triple J Enterprises, Inc. presented a check for $10,000 to the American Red Cross Guam Chapter for Platinum level sponsorship of their 17th Annual Red Ball held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Dusit Thani. The fundraising gala has become the most anticipated social event of the year and is also the single largest source of funds for the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross. This year’s theme “101 Reasons” recognizes their 101 years of uninterrupted service to Guam.
Present for the check presentation, L to R:
Jay Jones, Senior VP of Triple J; Chris Duenas, CFO, Triple J; Chita Blaise, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Guam Chapter; Kris Lujan, VP of Marketing, Triple J; Jonathan Kriegel, President and CEO of Docomo Pacific, and the 2017 Red Ball chair; Jeff Jones, President of Triple J and Edgar Aguilar, Director of Tax & Compliance, Triple J.
Triple J Ford Supports WERI Program
December 1, 2016
Triple J and Ford Motor Company Conservation & Environmental Grants partnered with the GlobalGiving Foundation to present $20,000 to the University of Guam’s Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) in support of the Guam Water Kids outreach program. Funds donated will help the organization update their website, raise awareness of the organization, and develop materials for community events.
Guam Water Kids is a program designed to educate local teachers and their students about the importance of Guam’s fresh water as a natural resource. Activities sponsored by the program include continuing education courses for teachers, assemblies for middle school children, and high school service learning modules. Themes covered range from avoiding pollution to sustainable development of Guam’s freshwater resources.
Annual Triple J Family/Fun/Run/Walk
November 12, 2016
On November 12, 2016, Triple J Auto Group held its annual 5K to raise funds for several worthy local and global causes. Over 3,500 runners participated in the first ever “Bubble Color Run” on Guam. The event raised $43,000 for four different non-profit organizations: Guam Cancer Care, Lupus Awareness Group of Guam, Boy Scouts of America Chamorro District, and Pacific Mission Aviation.
On December 2, 2016, each organization was presented with a $10,750 donation at the Triple J Auto Group main location in Upper Tumon. Triple J Auto Group would like to thank those who participated and made the event possible.
K57 Triple J Tech Talks
Triple J sponsors a popular hour-long local radio show on K57 called Triple J Tech Talk. Local radio personality, Patty Arroyo, discusses different automotive issues every week with our technical training manager, Mike Fejeran. Mike is well-known on the island for his automotive repair expertise. His extensive knowledge of all types of vehicles combined with is down-to-earth style makes him a great resource for all automotive questions.
Other Triple J service professionals have also hosted the show. We love being part of Triple J Tech Talk because it gives us the opportunity to share our staff’s knowledge across the island.
Guam Cancer Care
August 6, 2016
Triple J was a proud supporter of the 2016 Pink Ball Gala, Guam Cancer Care’s premier fundraising event held on August 6, 2016 at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort. Guests dressed in black tie or pink tie apparel and enjoyed live performances from American Idol and Rock of Ages star, Constantine Maroulis.
This inspirational benefit celebrated hope, compassion, and love for local cancer patients while raising money and awareness. It’s the third year for the Pink Ball, and it has already raised $100,000 in support of Guam Cancer Care programs like Kids for the Cure, Cancer Prevention and Screening, and more.
Triple J Football Scholarship
May 6, 2016
On May 6, 2016, Triple J presented a $25,000 Triple J Football Scholarship to Father Dueñas Memorial School. This scholarship provides much-needed financial assistance for athletes who will be playing football for the Friars team this coming school year.
FDMS is especially close to our hearts because our president/COO and senior vice president are alumni. We believe supporting this school’s mission and values is a way to spread leadership and excellence within our community’s youth. This is the first-ever sports scholarship at FDMS.
Get Fit GUAM
We are proud to be a part of GetFitGUAM, Guam Cancer Care’s exciting free wellness program that’s getting people up and moving all over the island. Its easy-to-use app showcases classes and schedules from Yoga and Zumba to kids’ programs like kickboxing. People are having a lot of fun getting more active as a community.
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Guam National Youth Football Federation
Triple J Ford is the exclusive vehicle partner of the Guam National Youth Football Federation. To assist with the logistical needs of this organization, the dealership provided the league with a cash donation as well as a donation of a Ford Ranger pickup truck.
The goal of this organization is to foster a successful youth football program that not only helps produce great athletes, but also promotes the development of high moral standards, respect of authority, and the importance of academic achievement. There is an additional emphasis on learning, playing, and enjoying the sport of football.
Guam Cancer Care
Triple J has been proudly supporting this organization for several years. In 2014, the dealership donated the official cancer prevention vehicle in support of the Strides’ Kids program. The purpose of the program is to be a cancer outreach effort for children in grades 3-5 that educates students on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Guam Cancer Care was developed as a way to bridge the gaps in services that local cancer patients may encounter over the course of their diagnosis and treatment. The immediate vision of the organization is to help save lives. The dealership has selected Guam Cancer Care as a primary beneficiary of Triple J’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run.
Guam Football Association
Triple J is proud to be the official vehicle and corporate sponsor of the Guam Football Association, and the dealership has made a commitment to developing the next generation of Football on Guam. With recent FIFA-recognized projects and the success of Guam’s national program, now is an exhilarating time for Guam football and GFA!
Lupus Awareness Group of Guam
The dealership has selected the Lupus Awareness Group of Guam (LAGG) as one of the primary recipients of proceeds earned from Triple J’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run. The organization was created as an advocate for those suffering with Lupus on Guam in addition to creating plans to meet the needs of people diagnosed with the disease. Patients with the disease often have to travel thousands of miles for medical treatment to alleviate symptoms of this chronic and acute condition. Lupus causes the immune system to become unbalanced, which leads to inflammation and tissue damage throughout the body. Triple J is a dedicated supporter of this organization in their mission to assist those affected by Lupus.
Junior Achievement of Guam
Junior Achievement of Guam has been selected as a primary recipient of proceeds generated from Triple J’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run. The organization’s network of volunteers helps local students integrate what they are learning in school with the “business of life” – financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. JA Guam, like Triple J, is dedicated to helping area youth reach their full potential.
Pacific Mission Aviation
Pacific Mission Aviation (PMA) is a non-profit, evangelical organization that helps those in need throughout the islands of the Micronesia and the Philippines. PMA is able to serve several surrounding islands in Micronesia because of operational bases in Guam, Yap, Pohnpei, the Philippines, and Palau. The organization is supported by donations from the United States, the Philippines, Canada, and Europe. The dealership is proud to support this mission by donating a portion of the proceeds from Triple J’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run.
Boy Scouts Guam Chapter
The Boy Scouts Guam Chapter places an emphasis on service above self. Today’s youth face many difficult challenges, making it even more important to expand membership in the organization. Triple J is proud to support the organization in its goal to increase Scouting in the local community. That is why the Boy Scouts Guam Chapter is a primary beneficiary of Triple J’s Annual 5K Family Fun Run.
Harvest House was created to help Guam’s foster community by providing foster children with the supplies and resources they require. From donations of school supplies to offering support groups, Harvest House currently supports over 200 children throughout Guam. With help from SPPC, Triple J donated a Ford LPG van as well as fuel to Harvest House as a way to help advertise and reach more children in need. The van is also used to deliver school supplies at the start of each school year and transport clothing items to the donation center.
Humane Society International
To assist with the transport of animals, daily tasks, and as a mobile clinic for spaying an neutering, Triple J donated a Ford Transit Connect van to help support Humane Society International’s dog population management initiative on Guam. It is likely that the scope of this plan could be achieved in as little as 4-6 years. Because of the vehicle donation as well as the assistance from the Department of Agriculture, GAIN, local veterinarians, and the Mayor’s Council Committee on stray dogs, huge progress has been made toward controlling the dog population of Guam.
Guam Trades Academy
Triple J, in conjunction with SPCC, awarded the Guam Trades Academy with a Ford LPG van plus LPG fuel to help support the organization’s many beneficial youth outreach programs in the area. The GCA Trades Academy is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) under sponsorship of the Guam Contractors Association. This non-profit, non-government organization provides training in different trades such as carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operations, and more. The GCA Trades Academy is the leading training provider on Guam for certified, skilled workers in maintenance and construction.
Guam Community College
The Triple J Auto Group has partnered with Guam Community College to develop the first brand-specific automotive training programs on the island. Through this partnership, students at GCC will get brand-specific training for nameplates found at the dealership such as Ford, Honda, and Kia. This not only improves a student’s employability, but it also gives them a clear career path in the automotive industry. This also gives the dealership an outstanding pool of talent so they can hire the best possible technicians to better serve customers.
Father Duenas Memorial School Endowment Foundation
Triple J is proud to sponsor the first-of-its-kind sports scholarship for current and incoming FDMS students. The Triple J Football Scholarship, totaling $25,000, provides financial assistance for students and gives priority to athletes who currently play or are interested in playing football at FDMS. The scholarship ties in with the mission of the school, which is to prepare young men looking to further their education as well as foster and develop their faith and leadership to better serve the local community.
Guam Museum Foundation
Triple J has provided the Guam Museum Foundation with a Ford Transit Connect van to be used as their official transportation vehicle. This allows the Guam Museum Foundation to continue providing travelling lectures and exhibits for Guam’s public, Catholic, and private schools in addition to local community and senior centers.
American Cancer Society Guam Chapter
Triple J is honored to be one of the largest supporters of Guam’s biggest cancer fundraising event, Relay for Life. This overnight event not only raises desperately needed funds for research and other American Cancer Society programs, but it also celebrates survivorship and those who care for others affected by the disease. Each year, the dealership assembles the Triple J Cure Driven corporate team to participate in the event. As part of the event, teams gather at a central location and take turns walking or running laps. This past year alone, Triple J Cure Driven’s team was able to raise $55, 906.39 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
American Red Cross Guam Chapter
Triple J proudly sponsors the American Red Cross’ annual Red Ball, which is the largest gala event on Guam. The American Red Cross provides assistance to those in need by providing essential donations and volunteers to help those affected by floods, fires, and other disasters. The organization also provides first aid and CPR training for adults and children as well as connects deployed military members with their loved ones. For 2016, in honor of the American Red Cross’ centennial anniversary, Triple J donated an Acura MDX to help raise funds for the organization.
Guam Crime Stoppers
To help support the various functions of the program and to raise awareness, Triple J donated the use of a Ford Explorer to Guam Crime Stoppers. Guam Crime Stoppers is a group of diverse community representatives that has provided local law enforcement with ways to receive information on crimes, leading to more helpful tips.
Filipino Community of Guam
Triple J has partnered with the Filipino Community of Guam and has donated a Honda Accord to be used as a fundraising raffle price. The Filipino Community of Guam was founded in 1955 as an umbrella organization for all Filipino organizations on Guam.
University of Guam and the UOG Endowment Foundation
Triple J committed $100,000.00 to UOG’s 60th Anniversary Capital Campaign. Triple J believes in investing in the future of Guam and that businesses in the area should assist local youth with education opportunities. That is why the dealership proudly supports higher education on Guam. Because of this generous donation, Triple J was recognized as a “21st-Centuty Visionary” in the Triton Developers program. This fundraising strategy helps to encourage all levels of support, which can be spread out over the 5-year course of the capital campaign.
30th Anniversary Giveaway
While our staff celebrates every year of happy customers and record-breaking sales at Triple J Auto, we wanted to pull out all the stops for our 2014 event. This year marked our third decade as one of Guam’s top dealerships on the island. As a gift to our loyal customers, we held an amazing giveaway for tons of amazing prizes. The biggest prize of all? A brand new 2015 Kia Soul! In the end, the lucky winner was Mr. Anthony Viloria. He drove away in style with our grand prize, and we wish him many years of great adventures in his new car!
The Color Run
The Color Run brought a pop of color to the island of Guam in 2014, while raising tons of money for great causes. This unique race has been sweeping the globe, so local Guamanians jumped at the chance to take part. A total of 2,332 runners sprinted to the finish line while being showered with vibrantly-colored paint. In fact, over 1,000 pounds of color was used to paint the athletes over the 5k course! The result was a beautiful display of artistry and community. Plus, tons of prizes were handed out to lucky participants – including one round trip ticket overseas! Not only did participants enjoy a colorful and memorable event, but local organizations also benefitted from the fun. Guam Cancer Care, a local health nonprofit, was one beneficiary of the 2014 Color Run. The Boy Scouts of America (Guam Chapter) also received donations to help encourage youth outreach. The Triple J Auto Group was proud to be a part of this amazing event.