LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March 25, 2010 – Freightliner Trucks today announced that it has partnered with Richard Petty Motorsports to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Freightliner Trucks has planned a series of special events at its booth (#30115) during the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS) starting Thursday, March 25 through Saturday, March 27 in Louisville, Ky.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, www.pva.org, is dedicated to supporting America’s veterans living with spinal cord injury and/or disease through service, recreational programs, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.
To raise awareness of the PVA, Freightliner Trucks will host a series of special events at its MATS booth, including:
An autograph signing session with NASCAR legend Richard Petty, on Thursday, March 25 from 2-4 p.m.
An opportunity for participants to purchase raffle tickets to win a 1946 World War II CJ-2A Willy’s Jeep – restored by Petty’s Garage in Randleman, NC. All proceeds benefit the Paralyzed Veterans.
In addition, Freightliner Trucks will display its specially designed, patriotic-themed Cascadia®. The truck features a custom paint job that showcases the Statue of Liberty, silhouettes of war heroes, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America logo.
“It’s great to team up with Freightliner Trucks in support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America,” said Richard Petty. “The PVA is such an important organization that helps some of our most important people, our veterans.”
Added Melissa Clausen, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks: “Freightliner Trucks is proud to partner with Richard Petty Motorsports to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America.”
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Sixty-four years ago, Paralyzed Veterans of America (www.pva.org) was founded by a band of spinal cord injured service members who returned home from World War II to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. These veterans from the “Greatest Generation” made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created an organization, dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. And for more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters have been working to create an America where all veterans, and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to thrive.