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World T.E.A.M. Sports Welcomes GM as a Sponsor of 2012 Sea to Shining Sea Cross-Country Bicycle Ride

By Richard Rhinehart

Holbrook, New York, May 24, 2012: World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President Paul Tyler announced today that GM Fleet and Commercial Operations (FCO) has joined as a sponsor of the second Sea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride with wounded warriors from America’s military.

GM FCO is providing valuable support for this year’s ride, which leaves San Francisco on May 28 and arrives in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 28. The ride includes 20 disabled veterans from all services, who will ride bicycles, hand cycles and recumbents on their nearly 4,000 mile cross-country journey through 14 states. Cities included in the 2012 ride include Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and Richmond.GM Military Discount Logo

“We welcome GM Fleet and Commercial Operations as a sponsor of our Sea to Shining Sea ride,” said Tyler. “We are proud to have our riders carry the GM logo on their personal journey across the country this summer.”

Participants of the Sea to Shining Sea ride include veterans who live with disabilities ranging from loss of limbs to blindness to Post Traumatic Stress. Veterans in the ride served America in wars from Afghanistan and Iraq to Vietnam.

“GM is proud to be a co-Sponsor with State Farm to support Sea to Shining Sea, a worthy cause supporting disabled veterans,” said Angela Montgomery, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations Regional Director.

The 2012 Sea to Shining Sea ride is supported through sponsorships by State Farm, American Portfolios, MWV, Dominion, the Semper Fi Foundation, the USO, BNY Mellon, General Electric, GM Fleet and Commercial, Brown Shoe Company and Famous Footwear, Energizer Holdings, Altria, EnerSys, Occidental Petroleum, Magaschoni Apparel, Penske Truck Rental, AR Capital, Vedder Price, the El Pomar Foundation, Recycle for People, and George Puskar.

For further information about the Sea to Shining Sea ride, visit the official ride website.

About GM Fleet and Commercial Operations

With nearly 5,000 military veteran employees, General Motors’ support for the United States armed forces spans generations. The GM Military Discount program offers the industry’s best discounts on most Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles for active-duty, reserve and retired service members and their spouses. GM’s military community can be found on Facebook.

GM FCO is dedicated to the business vehicle needs of fleets, small businesses and government organizations. We offer a broad portfolio of commercial trucks, vans, SUVs and cars from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Our specialty vehicles include Chevrolet police vehicles, work trucks, as well as LPG and CNG vans. In addition, Chevrolet and GMC chassis cabs and cutaway vans support applications such as school buses, utility/service body, wreckers and more. For more product information please go to: www.gmfleet.com.

About World T.E.A.M. Sports

World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. For more than 20 years, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. In all our events – whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports – we include both disabled and able-bodied participants. Four things always happen at our events: 1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness. 2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities. 3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination. 4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. We change lives through sports.