Peterbilt Motors Company announced it raised more than $20,000 in donations at its fourth annual Pride and Class Parade in the downtown Denton square as part of the annual United Way Denton County campaign. The parade was held on Friday, October 11.
“The first Pride and Class Parade in 2016 was such a success with the community and Peterbilt employees that it became an annual event,” Jason Skoog, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager, says. “This year we saw a nearly ten-fold increase in donations raised to support United Way Denton County compared to the 2016 event. We are honored by this opportunity to give back to Denton and the local community.”
The annual Pride and Class Parade invites owners of 50 custom Peterbilt trucks from around the United States and Canada to showcase their customized Peterbilt trucks. Donations for the United Way of Denton County continue to be received at www.unitedwaydenton.org/peterbilt.
Since 2002, Peterbilt and the United Way of Denton County have partnered to raise more than $6.5 million in support of the Denton County community. Beginning in the 1980s, Peterbilt has been a supporter of the United Way and hosts a week of employee-supported fundraising through a variety of activities and interdepartmental contests.
“Peterbilt and United Way of Denton County share a rich partnership that has positively shaped this community for more than three decades,” United Way of Denton County president and CEO Gary Henderson says. “In addition to their unrivaled financial support, Peterbilt and its employees have generously given their time as Loaned Executive program participants, nonprofit board members, and creators of the annual Pride and Class Parade featuring amazing Peterbilt trucks driving the Denton Square. The people of Peterbilt consistently make a positive impact on the Denton County community.”
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering, and fuel efficient solutions.
Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 380-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational, and medium-duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment, and 24/7 complimentary customer assistance through 1-800-4Peterbilt.
Find out more about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
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