More than a dozen Randolph County Special Olympics participants were able to comfortably travel to a major event thanks to the help of Performance Motors.
The company donated the use of a van so Randolph County Special Olympics participants could travel to Charleston for the West Virginia Summer Games. The event took place June 1 to 3 at Laidley Field near the state Capitol.
Athletes from around the state participated in the annual competition.
Performance Motors donates the use of a van to athletes from the Randolph County Special Olympics, who participated in the Summer Games from June 1 to 3 in Charleston.
"All those involved with the Special Olympics truly appreciate the generous support of Performance Motors," said Liz Wymer, Randolph County Special Olympics director. "If it weren't for donations such as these, we wouldn't be able to help our athletes enjoy experiences such as these."
Patrick Darlington, co-owner of Performance Motors, said the dealership is committed to helping groups in its communities. Performance operates in Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Preston and Pendleton counties, with dealerships on Harrison Avenue in Elkins and Pennsylvania Avenue in Parsons.
"We're happy to donate transportation to the Summer Games, Winter Games and the annual basketball tournament held in Morgantown," Darlington said. "Both the participants and the coaches are incredible people, and it's a pleasure to support their efforts."
Dave Perry and Beverly Wine are the coaches for the Summer Games. About 15 Special Olympians from Randolph County participated in track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, bocce, cycling and softball during the three-day event.