MIAMI -Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it is a bronze champion sponsor of the Special Olympics World Games, the biennial signature event of Special Olympics, the global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports. The Special Olympics World Games will utilize Ryder vehicles, including specialized trucks and vans, to safely transport event-related materials. The vehicles will be used to move sports and competitive equipment, ranging from soccer balls, goal posts, bicycles, saddles, golf clubs, and even buoys and kayaks for aquatic competitions. The Games will be held from July 25 – August 2 with 25 different Olympic-style sports at venues throughout the Los Angeles, Calif. region.
“Ryder’s support of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles is a testament to the Company’s long history of charitable activity and community outreach,” said Richard Mohr, Vice President, Ryder Rental Operations. “Giving back in the communities where we work and live is an inherent part of our culture at Ryder and we are proud to support the Special Olympics World Games by donating vehicles and providing funding for such a great cause.”
With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, more than 500,000 spectators are anticipated to attend the World Games. Competition events are free and open to the public.
Ryder Commercial Rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder serves customers at more than 500 convenient rental locations across the U.S. and Canada, staffed with a dedicated team of knowledgeable rental agents, and stocked with an inventory of over 37,000 recent-model vehicles. All rental vehicles are backed by Ryder’s Rental Service Guarantee. To rent a truck, call 1-800-345-9282 or visit reservations.ryder.com.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.