By Richard Rhinehart
Holbrook, New York, April 8, 2013: Penske Truck Rental returns as a key sponsor of World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inclusive April 26-28 Face of America bicycle ride from the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pa.
Honoring the sacrifices and commitment of military veterans who participated in wars and conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, the annual Face of America ride features more than 100 disabled veterans from the United States and Canada. Another 400 veterans, active duty and civilian riders will join the two day ride.
Disabled veterans joining the ride include individuals who live with disabilities ranging from loss of limb to blindness to Post-Traumatic Stress. Many of these veterans will ride hand cycles for the 110-mile journey along city streets and scenic country byways that will overnight in Frederick.
“Penske Truck Rental has been one of our most trusted and committed supporters,” said World T.E.A.M. Sports Chief Operations Officer Van Brinson. “In addition to the Face of America, they have supported our Adventure TEAM Challenge and the Sea to Shining Sea events. It is through long-term relationships such as this that we will be able to continue to grow this organization and pursue our mission.”
“We’re very pleased to again support this year’s Face of America bicycle ride,” said Don Mikes, Penske Senior Vice President of Rental.
The Face of America ride was originally run as a cross-country journey in 2000 by World T.E.A.M. Sports, with teams from either coast meeting at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002 and 2003, the ride served as the official 9/11 commemorative ride from Ground Zero in New York to the Pentagon. The current route has been followed since 2006.
The 2013 Face of America ride is supported through sponsorships from Capital One Bank, American Portfolios Financial Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Electric, Fidelity & Guaranty Life, Penske Truck Rental, Revolution Cycles and Subway of the Bethesda Naval Hospital.
About Penske Truck Rental
Penske Truck Rental is a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest moving truck rental fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable rental trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Call 1-800-GO-PENSKE for questions about moving. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske’s products and services please visit http://www.GoPenske.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. Celebrating 20 years in 2013, World T.E.A.M. Sports organizes athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, bicycling, and more. In all our events we include both disabled and able-bodied participants with all participants working as a team to overcome challenges. Our events encourage disabled participants to build self-confidence and physical fitness while providing a role model for other disabled citizens. World T.E.A.M. Sports events also encourage the disabled to take up physical activities and become a moving inspiration to other participants, as well as spectators who see that the disabled can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination. We change lives through sports.
Richard Rhinehart serves as Director of Communications for World T.E.A.M. Sports.