Sedona Minivans to Provide Assistance to More Than One Thousand Riders Traveling to Vietnam Memorial to Promote Healing and Accountability
IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Motors America (KMA) is a proud supporter of Run For The Wall, which recognizes all veterans who have served. The 10-day cross-country motorcycle journey is dedicated to promoting healing among veterans and their families and friends, as well as an accounting of all Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA). Riders will depart Ontario, California, May 13, via three routes for a cross-country mission that concludes at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. Kia’s support includes sponsorship of a fuel stop along all three routes as well as Sedonas to help transport supplies for the mission and for those unable to ride.
“Kia is grateful to the brave men and women who have elected to serve our country, and the Run For The Wall is an annual event that honors their sacrifice,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, KMA. “By supplying Kia Sedona minivans as support vehicles on all three routes and financial support for the ride, we hope to further the organization’s mission of healing.”
During the 10-day journey, riders will visit veterans’ hospitals, schools and memorials. Communities will come together to greet the riders with hot meals and logistical support. Kia’s 2015 Sedonas will carry needed supplies, wreaths for the Memorials as well as items given by communities and schoolchildren to be left at The Wall.
“Kia’s support of Run For The Wall is instrumental in helping our riders make what, for many, is an emotional trek across the country,” said Ken Hargrove, President, Run For The Wall. “We are grateful that companies such as Kia have joined us for the journey.”
For a full schedule of events, including a list of towns the ride will stop at, visit http://rftw.org/. For those who wish to join the ride in progress, onsite registration is available at each day’s launch point.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea, and in 2014 was the #1 ranked mainstream brand according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index. KMA proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K9001 flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle2, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States. Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.