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RoadPro® named Benefactor of the Year at Make-A-Wish® Event

Palmyra, PA (October 2019) – RoadPro Family of Brands was recently recognized during the Make-A-Wish® Celebration of Wishes event as the Benefactor of the Year. Held in Malvern, PA on September 26, 2019, Celebration of Wishes highlights the life-changing work of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley who serves local children with critical illnesses. RoadPro Family of Brands has been the presenting sponsor at the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy in Lancaster County, PA for the last four years, which is a key fundraiser event for the chapter.

The evening saw recognition of several individuals by Dennis Heron, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish of the Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley and presentation of awards including the one bestowed upon RoadPro. “Since 2015, when we were fortunate to secure RoadPro Family of Brands’ first presenting sponsorship, the annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy began a transformation into a single day $600,000+ powerhouse fundraiser for local children with critical illnesses. Thanks to RoadPro, and their introductions to new sources of sponsorships and educating the trucking industry on the mission of Make-A-Wish, we now have the ability to grant in excess of 55 wishes within the Susquehanna Valley annually from this single event. Because of this, we could not think of a more deserving recipient of our 2019 Benefactor of the Year Award than our dear friends and partners at RoadPro,” said Heron.

Out of the $600,000 raised at this year’s convoy, $405,000 was brought in by the drivers that drove in the convoy with $240,000 being raised by the Top 30 drivers. RoadPro is proud to sponsor this event and looks forward to the 2020 Make-A-Wish Convoy which will move to its new location at the Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim, PA, allowing additional space for the over 500 trucks that participate, ample parking space for the community and the Wish families, and an all-new route that will take the drivers by several official viewing stations.

“A stewardship heart is part of RoadPro Family of Brands core values and we are proud to support the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy, that means so much to the community as well as the drivers that participate.” commented Chuck White, Vice President, Brands and Marketing, “The Benefactor of the Year acknowledgement is a great honor and we look forward to our continued partnership with the Make-A-Wish organization and another successful event in 2020.”

About Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community of the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 39,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley has fulfilled more than 6,700 transformational wishes for local children with critical illnesses. Visit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley at: www.philadesv.wish.org to learn more.

About RoadPro® Brands
RoadPro Brands is a division of DAS Companies, Inc. It designs and manages the proprietary RoadPro Family of Brands, distinctly created to bring the comforts of home to the road. With truck & auto supplies, travel gear, and mobile electronics, our brands offer safety, convenience, comfort and connectedness to on-the-go consumers. The RoadPro Family of Brands delivers product quality at a great value—distributed exclusively through DAS divisions. The RoadPro Family of Brands includes; RoadKing®, Wilson®, MobileSpec®, PowerDrive®, RoadPro®, K40, Astatic®, Francis®, LUMAGEAR®, and Black Canyon Outfitters. RoadPro brands are sold at most Travel Centers across the country. To learn more about the RoadPro Family of Brands, please visit www.RoadProBrands.com

About DAS Companies, Inc.
DAS Companies, Inc. is a full-service marketing and supply chain portfolio company. Privately held, DAS Companies, Inc., designs, imports, and distributes truck & auto supplies, travel gear, and mobile electronics that offer safety, convenience, comfort and connectedness to on-the-go consumers, through a series of channel partnerships, including: Travel Centers, Convenience Stores, Heavy Duty Trucking, Electronics & Specialty Retailers.

For further information, please contact DAS at 717-964-3642 or online at www.DASinc.com.

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