Truckers rise to OTA’s Education challenge

TORONTO — The Ontario Trucking Association’s Education Foundation says it is pleased with the trucking industry’s response to its Double-Up Donation Challenge.

As a result, the Foundation achieved more than 80 percent of its target.

Under the matching program, donations from new donors were matched dollar-for-dollar, as were those from existing supporters over $1,000.

"We said right from the start that we wanted to see industry step up to help us reach our target of $40,000, and even though we did not quite get there, we are not disappointed," says Scott Smith, Foundation chairman. "We had lots of new donors step up to help out, and I believe that translates to more people in the industry knowing more about our scholarship program. There was certainly an increase in the number of companies sponsoring scholarship applications this year."

Donations are used to fund scholarships offered exclusively to children of parents who work in the Ontario trucking and trucking-related industry.

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