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‘Tour of Duty’ Set to Stop at Jayco on Thursday

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Tour of Duty, a group of 24 Australian and American military, firefighters and police riding bicycles across the United States to honor those who serve our nations, will stop at Jayco Inc.’s Middlebury, Ind., campus Thursday (Aug. 30).

According to a press release, Jayco is one of the main sponsors for the ride, which started from the USS Midway in San Diego on Aug. 12 and will finish in New York on Sept. 10. Jayco has donated the use of two motorhomes, a Seneca and a Greyhawk, for the Tour of Duty to use as support vehicles along their journey.

“We are proud to get behind such a great cause.” said Derald Bontrager, president of Jayco. “Those that serve our country continuously carry out selfless acts of courage and deserve the respect and admiration that this ride represents.”

In 2010, Australian and American firefighters and police united for a relay run across the United States from Los Angeles to New York, where Jayco also donated the use of two motorhomes as support vehicles. Since then, the Tour of Duty became an event of “great magnitude and pride,” according to the release.

As a cycling event for the first time, the 2,600-mile ride comprises of 20 stages across the United States. The ride pays tribute to the hundreds of people who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., and to those who continue to serve in the fight for security and peace. Funds raised along the way will support the Wounded Warrior project and the New York Police and Fire widows and childrens fund.

For more information on the ride, please visit www.tourofdutyride.com or contact Rob Wills at rob@tourofdutyride.com. For more information about Jayco please visit www.jayco.com.

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Jayco Motorhomes Support ‘Tour of Duty’ Trek

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Jayco Inc. has donated two motorhomes to the Tour of Duty, a group of 24 Australian and American military, firefighters and police who recently set off on a bicycle journey across the United States.

According to a press release, the group started from the USS Midway in San Diego Sunday (Aug. 12) and will finish in New York on Sept. 10. Their 2,600-mile ride will stop in various cities across the U.S. to honor and show appreciation for both nations’ first responders. Jayco’s motorhomes, a Seneca 36FK and a Greyhawk 31SS, are being used as support vehicles for the Tour of Duty.

“We are proud to get behind such a great cause.” said Derald Bontrager, president of Jayco. “Those that serve our country continuously carry out selfless acts of courage and deserve the respect and admiration that this ride represents.”

In 2010, Australian and American firefighters and police united for a relay run across the United States from Los Angeles to New York, where Jayco also donated the use of two motorhomes as support vehicles. As a cycling event for the first time, the group started in San Diego at the USS Midway and will finish at the USS Intrepid in New York. The 2,600-mile ride is comprised of 20 stages across the United States.

The ride pays tribute to the hundreds of people who responded to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York and Washington, D.C. and to those who continue to serve in the fight for security and peace. Funds raised along the way will support the Wounded Warrior project and the New York Police and Fire widows and childrens fund.

For more information on the ride, please visit www.tourofdutyride.com or contact Rob Wills at rob@tourofdutyride.com.

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Jayco Inc. Hosting ‘Tour of Duty’ Runners

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

press_picture_180.JPGJayco Inc. will host the Tour of Duty Run as it makes its way through Middlebury, Ind., around 8:30 a.m. on Friday (Sept. 3).

The Tour of Duty Run will be traveling across Northern Indiana Thursday night and on Friday. The Tour of Duty is a group of runners that consists of firefighters and emergency service workers from the U.S. and Australia. The service workers began their run from Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, Calif., and will end at Ground Zero in New York on Sept. 11 to honor all the victims of the September 11th attacks in 2001.

Jayco, a major sponsor of the Run, will host a breakfast for the runners and will involve the local chamber of commerce, town council and fire department during the event.

To read more about this event, click here.

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