Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - 19

INSIDE ABA | ON THE MOVE

Heroes of the Industry
Members give back to communities in need

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n early 2017, ABA launched its
Heroes of the Industry campaign
to uncover the many ABA members
who are giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Our
industry did not disappoint. Whether
providing free transportation, delivering supplies, or supporting fundraising
events, ABA members continually share
their many blessings and their ability
to provide travel and entertainment to
those less fortunate.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF BAILEY COACH; FULLINGTON: JACKIE RHOADES; PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRIOT CRUISE AND SALUTE.

Hurricane Relief and Recovery

When the Caribbean, Texas, and
Florida were hit by hurricanes Harvey
and Irma in August and September,
the motorcoach and travel community
banded together to help those in need.
More than 1,000 motorcoaches from
companies across the U.S. headed to
devastated points across the South to
evacuate citizens, as well as drop off
basic supplies such as clean water and
food. ABA member companies that
helped included: Bailey Coach, Empire
Coach Lines, Vandalia Bus Lines Inc.,
Wright's Charters Inc., Roadrunner
Charters, Hotard Coaches, Coach USA,
Lewis Coaches Inc., Kelton Tours
Unlimited LLC, Little Rock Tours Inc.,
Newton Bus Service, Transportation
Management Services (TMS) Company;
Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC (dba
Omnibus Express), OK Tours LLC, Star
Shuttle & Charters, and others.
The industry also helped its fellow
attractions and cities that were damaged during the hurricanes by supporting Destination Recover. You may
still donate to disaster recovery fund
through the ABA Cares site at www.
buses.org/about/aba-cares.

Patriot Cruise and Salute for
Wounded Military Veterans

For the last five years, Bill Torres of ABA
member DC Trails has participated in

Bailey Coach is one of several ABA
member companies that helped with
hurricane recovery and relief efforts.

and assisted with the Patriot Cruise and
Salute, a nonprofit charitable organization that organizes free recreational
boating events to benefit wounded,
injured, and ill veterans and their
families. Torres not only provides the
motorcoach transportation for all the
participants, but also offers his boat for
the cruise.
Now in its 11th year, the Patriot
Cruise and Salute, typically held in
early June, includes an afternoon
of boating on the Potomac River, a
cookout, music, activities for kids, and
a coin ceremony. Each event promotes
camaraderie and offers the community
a chance to give back to veterans for
their service and sacrifice for our
country. Since its inception, the Patriot
Cruise and Salute has hosted more than
1,000 recuperating service members
and their families, and has expanded
the event to Mt. Dora, Fla. For more
information on this charity, visit www.
patriotcruise.org.

Penn State's Lady Lion
Basketball Play for Kay Game

For more than 10 years, the
Pennsylvania State University Lady
Lions Pink Zone basketball game has
raised more than $1 million for breast
cancer research. The Pink Zone game
honors breast cancer survivors and raises awareness for breast cancer research.

Fullington Trailways transports survivors
to and from the Lady Lion Basketball
Play for Kay Game in State College, Pa.

The Patriot Cruise and Salute organizes
free recreational boating events to
help veterans.

ABA member Fullington Trailways
LLC has provided the transportation
for hundreds of survivors and their
families and friends for the past nine
years. These ABA members have
also helped provide transportation:
Susquehanna Trailways, Bailey Coach,
Bieber Transportation Group, Klein
Transportation, and Mlaker Trailways,
as well as David Thompson Tours. For
more information about PSU Pink
Zone, visit www.papinkzone.org/
news-events/llbb.
If you have a story to share with us
about your work in your community,
please email Melanie Hinton at
mhinton@buses.org.
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http://www.patriotcruise.org http://www.patriotcruise.org http://www.buses.org/about/aba-cares http://www.buses.org/about/aba-cares http://www.papinkzone.org/news-events/llbb http://www.papinkzone.org/news-events/llbb

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Enter the World of Miniatures
'Space’ Tours Take Off
South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
Silverado Stages
ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Heroes of the Industry
Meet the New Faces at ABA
Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
ABA Strategic Plan
Tour Stop: Southern Appalachian Sampler
City Guide// OMAHA
Travel Resource: Charlotte
Travel Resource: Louisville
Equipment & Services Guide
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - The George W. Bush Presidential Center
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Enter the World of Miniatures
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - 'Space’ Tours Take Off
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - South Florida Parks Rebounding After Hurricane Irma
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Silverado Stages
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - ABA Gives Back During Marketplace
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Heroes of the Industry
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Meet the New Faces at ABA
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2018 - Outdoor Adventures in Big Cities
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