Plato's Day

Let’s put

an end to brain cancer



for A CURE

Plato's Day is a celebration of the life of Plato Hoyle in the form of giving and fun - two things Plato loved. A Car Show, Walk for Life, and many children's activities are planned, as well as delicious food that will be for sale.  All are welcome to attend!  For more information, contact Steve Fricker at 704.938.8468 or check us out on Facebook.

Plato's Day

Car Show & Walk for Life for Brain Cancer Research and youth

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Our Mission

You may register early for the Car Show by contacting Donnie Burris or the Walk for Life by contacting Edwin Patrick at 704.938.8468.   Custom-Made Trophies by SunGlass & Door for the Car Show winners and extra prizes for walkers with sponsors (thanks to several area restaurants and businesses who are contributing) will be given!

ALL proceeds will be donated to benefit two very important causes: The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Cancer Research Center at Duke University Medical Center and the Plato's Scholarship for youth at St. Luke's Reformed Church.

Did you miss it? If so, we missed you!

It was Saturday, September 21, 2013

9 am - 3 pm

St. Luke's Reformed Church

1775 St. Luke's Church Rd.

Salisbury, NC  28146

Who was plato?                         WHERE IS PLATO'S DAY?               HOW MUCH IS THE CAR SHOW & WALK?


  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Raffle & Auction
  • Cake Walk
  • Live Music
  • Delicious Food

Car Show

Plato Wyatt Hoyle passed peacefully away at home on Sunday, March 15, 2009 following a courageous battle with brain cancer.  He was born September 20, 1946 in Charlotte, the beloved son of the late Plato and Virginia Hoyle of Mooresville.  Plato served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1972 as a Lance Corporal Platoon Leader.  Later, in 1986, Plato founded Pro-Tint, Inc. which continues under the leadership of his business partner, Steve Fricker.  He was also a member of the Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce. Plato was an active member of St. Luke's Reformed Church where he regularly attended his Sunday School Class and Men's Fellowship. He was also one of the most avid supporters of the Discovery Club Children's Ministry there.  On October 14, 2001, he married the love of his life, Shirley Barbee Hoyle, becoming an instant stepfather to four children and a grandfather of eight.  He was obviously a friend and mentor to many.  What greater way to celebrate his life then to raise money for brain cancer research and encourage children to follow their dreams.


for LIFE

Car Show - $25

WALK FOR LIFE - $15 or more                                   In SPONSORS                                    

Check out these pics from Plato's Day Past...

Thanks for making Plato's Day a great success this year!  Other than the Pro-Tint associates and St. Luke's Reformed Church members, Special Thanks to the many businesses and organizations who donated items:  SunGlass & Door, Farmhouse Restaurant, Marlow's Bar-B-Q, Sam's Car Wash, The Bead Lady, All About Tix, L & E Photography, Vicki Baptista, Lou's Floral Arrangements, and Susan Pollock's Pilates!  Plans are now underway for our 6th Annual....stay tuned.  However, you can STILL donate or buy a t-shirt for this worthy cause!