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.
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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.
No matter what your age or fitness level is, you’ll find something that can work for you and your lifestyle. Check out GetFitGUAM!
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.