GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) has a new way to get around.
On Saturday, September 7, the organization accepted a 2010 Toyota Sienna van donated by State Farm. LKQ Corporation, PPG Industries and Star Collision CARSTAR donated parts, paint and services to restore the damaged van.
SOMI marketing and development director Ashley Diersch says the van will remain at the organization's office in Byron Center. The vehicle will be used to move equipment, athletes and staff for state and regional tournaments located in southwest Michigan.
Proceeds from the 9th annual Creston Car Show also went to volunteer service organizations like SOMI, which provides sports training and competitions for more than 19,000 people with intellectual disabilities.