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Nissan North America

Nissan North America

For the third-consecutive year Nissan North America has signed on as a sponsor of the Franklin Wine Festival, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Nissan’s support will provide mentoring for 25 Middle Tennessee youth. 

The event, presented by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits, will be held Oct. 24, 2008, beginning at 7:00 pm, at The Factory in Franklin.  Proceeds from this event will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to reach more than 1,800 children in Middle Tennessee.  Supporting this organization benefits America’s most important asset – our children.

“Nissan partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters because it provides children with an amazing mentoring experience, “said Stephanie Valdez Streaty, senior manager of Philanthropy and Diversity Communications for Nissan North America, Inc.  “Children who participate in programs provided through Big Brothers Big Sisters learn life skills, build self-confidence and develop a long-term relationship with a positive role model.”

The Franklin Wine Festival is an impressive experience for both gourmets and wine connoisseurs, pairing extensive offerings by Middle Tennessee’s finest chefs with more than 300 superior wines from around the world.  Attendees will enjoy live music and the beautiful atmosphere provided at The Factory. 

With the support of Nissan North America and many other community-minded companies backing a cause in which they believe, the 2008 Franklin Wine Festival promises to be the most successful event ever.   

For information on sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases, please visit the website at

About Nissan North America
Nissan’s operations in North America include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and

About Big Brothers Big Sisters…
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the premiere youth mentoring organization in Middle Tennessee and across the country.  Studies show that children with a mentor are less likely to become involved in drugs, gangs, and violence… and their grades and behavior improve as a result. 
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an integral part of the answer to improving these children’s lives and their communities, and investing in Big Brothers Big Sisters will change how our children grow up in America.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Hickman, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties.
For more information, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee at (615) 329-9191 or visit their website at   The administrative offices for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee are located at One Vantage Way, Suite C250, Nashville, Tennessee  37228.