Spartan Motors Inc. honored its commitment to the community and FedEx partnership through its 3rd annual sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic at the TPC Southwind private golf club in Tennessee, according to an announcement.
Representatives from Spartan’s Fleet Vehicles and Services team joined FedEx during the event. Mark Surber, senior director of sales and marketing, Fleet Vehicles and Services, along with members from the Memphis Fire Department, a Spartan Motors’ customer, celebrated the sponsorship with a tour of the Children’s hospital where they gave patients Spartan Dalmatian stuffed animals, along with additional gifts, while touring the hospital and meeting the patients and staff.
“Supporting the community and our customers is something we’re committed to at Spartan Motors,” says Chad Heminover, Fleet Vehicles and Services president. “Over the last three years, we’ve partnered with FedEx to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We thank our longstanding customer, FedEx, for hosting this outstanding event, and the wonderful patients of St. Jude Children’s Hospital for allowing us to visit. We’re honored to continue to support the fundamental research and treatments that take place because of St. Jude’s efforts.”
Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Spartan Motors, which goes to market under the Utilimaster and Spartan Upfit Services brands, displayed two of its FedEx Reach Vehicles on the course in support of its FedEx partnership. The Reach Walk-in Vans provide both economic and environmental benefits, according to the company. The vehicles are a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 11 tons (22,000 pounds) per vehicle, per year. The improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon footprint are the result of an aerodynamic, light-weight composite body designed by Utilimaster. Spartan Motors and FedEx have been partners for more than 30 years.
This sponsorship is one of many charitable donations Spartan Motors makes to its community. Over the past year, Spartan Motors has given more than $300,000 to nonprofit organizations across the nation.