MTS Logistics, a leading U.S. freight forwarder who last year was named one of the nation’s top 10 shippers by volume at the Port of New Orleans, today announced that it had raised over $50,000 for autism awareness through its 9th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism. The event was held on Saturday, June 8th, and was the culmination of months of fundraising by the company for autism awareness.
This year’s Bike Tour saw 165 bikers participate and attracted sponsors that included Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Hapag-Lloyd, Turkish Airlines, Godiva, Orient Star Transport, and others, allowing MTS Logistics to raise over $50,000, more than double last year’s total fundraising haul of over $21,000.
Proceeds from this year’s Bike Tour event were donated to New York-based charity Spectrum Works, which works to provide job training and employment opportunities to young adults with autism. MTS Logistics has partnered with Spectrum Works over nearly a decade to help fight autism awareness through its annual Bike Tour event.
MTS Logistics thanks all sponsors of our 9th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism, which included Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Turkish Airlines, Godiva, Orient Star Transport, Hapag-Lloyd, MTS Istanbul, MTS Izmir, Monarch Group, Portx, Boucher + Co, Pacific Green Trucking, Ferrum International, Tricon, Snetor USA, Buttura & Gherardi, and Hilson Management Corporation.
Thank you to each participant who biked for a great cause across New York City. Bikers included MTS Logistics employees, family, friends, steamship line representatives, shippers, importers and exporters, custom brokers, and more. This year, we also invited children of our participants to join us for lunch and teach them an active lifestyle from a young age.
With beautiful weather on Saturday, June 8th, bikers enjoyed a delicious lunch in Brighton Beach before biking back to Manhattan on the final leg of the Bike Tour.
Sedat Saka, President of MTS Logistics, had this to say:
“Thanks to every company and participant who came together for the cause of autism awareness, we exceeded our goal of raising $50,000 and made a lasting impact on autism awareness. For that success, I am grateful to everyone who participated in this great event. MTS Logistics is proud to make a difference now, over the past eight years, and in the future.”