A Kenworth T880 52-in. sleeper truck with a special Seattle Mariners theme will be part of a Paccar fund-raising effort outside the Mariners’ Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle before tonight’s (Aug. 25) game against the Oakland Athletics.
Paccar and Kenworth employee volunteers will collect cash donations and accept new children’s book donations for Page Ahead at the Kenworth T880 Mariners truck, which is equipped with a 500-hp Paccar MX-13 engine. The truck and volunteers will be located in the Parking Plaza next to the Safeco Field Parking Garage on the south side of Edgar Martinez Drive South.
Paccar began a partnership with Page Ahead in 2007. The literacy organization’s mission is to provide new books and develop reading activities that empower at-risk children. For every Mariners run batted in, the Paccar Foundation makes a financial donation to Page Ahead. By season’s end, the Paccar Foundation will have donated $675,000 to Page Ahead since the program’s inception, enough to purchase 135,000 new children’s books. Paccar employees also have purchased and contributed more than 19,000 new children’s books in the past eight years.
For more information about the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program, call 206-461-0123 or visit www.pageahead.org.