Honor Your Employee with a First Pitch Opportunity

Honor Your Employee with a First Pitch Opportunity

July 5, 2016

Two years ago Virginia Sturtevant was given a once in a lifetime opportunity. As an owner-operator leased to FedEx Custom Critical, she was chosen to deliver the ceremonial first pitch at the Cleveland Indians game and represent her company at the “Women in Transportation” event hosted by Women In Trucking (WIT) Association, Inc. Her company was the highest bidder of the Women In Trucking Foundation First Pitch fundraiser.

Now you have the same opportunity to honor a deserving employee or bid on the ceremonial pitch for yourself. The 2016 First Pitch online auction begins today, July 5 at 7:00 a.m. central and will last for ten days.

The highest bidder in the auction will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the August 21st game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Cleveland, Ohio and also receives four game day tickets. The 1:10 pm game is also Kids Fun Days.

Auction bids can be entered online at https://www.32auctions.com/firstpitch2016. The auction will end at 11:45 p.m. central on July 15, 2016.

Proceeds from the auction go toward funding scholarships for students entering the transportation industry. “Nine scholarships have already been awarded this year and we are currently taking applications for our July scholarship selection,” said Debora Babin Katz, Chair of the Women In Trucking Foundation. To submit an application or to view scholarship requirements visit http://www.womenintruckingfoundation.org/scholarship.

The ceremonial first pitch auction is in conjunction with the fourth annual “Women In Transportation” day. “The event brings attention to the many women who enjoy great careers in a male dominated environment,” said WIT President/CEO, Ellen Voie.

Sponsors of the event include Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers and T&K Logistics, Inc.

Virginia Sturtevant

Virginia Sturtevant