Bekins Truck Pull for GKTW and Move For Hunger

Last week, our van line network sent representatives from local moving companies all across the country to get together in Nashville, Tennessee to compare challenges, discuss solutions, and listen to as much live music as we possibly could.

We also banded together to bring in donations for Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village, a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that offers week-long, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families, and for Move For Hunger, a nonprofit organization that organizes food donations to food pantries all over the country.

On Thursday, we held a Silent Auction featuring items such as coolers and infinity chairs and trips to places like Indianapolis, Ind., New York, N.Y., Kansas City, Mo., and Seattle, Wash. Through the auction, we were able to bring in $10,168 for GKTW!

Then, on Friday, our entire group shuttled over to Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, to put on an event we’ve never done before: a Truck Pull, wherein teams of 8-10 pull a moving truck 100 feet — and try to do it faster than any other group! Through our many sponsors for the event, and with a kick-in from the van line, we were able to donate $10,000 each to GKTW and Move For Hunger. Talk about something to celebrate!

Thank you to all of our sponsors:

Premium Team Sponsors:

Team Sponsors:

  • B2E Marketing
  • Birch, Inc.
  • Cordell & Company Insurance Agency
  • Cory Shook – State Farm
  • Custom Movers Services (CMS)
  • GEMCO
  • Koorsen Fire & Security
  • Olympia Moving & Storage
  • The Noll Landscape Group, Inc.
  • Travel Centers of America
  • TTN Fleet Solutions

Make a Difference Donations:

  • All American Trucking & Transport
  • Braden Business Systems, Inc.
  • Complete Office Supply
  • CSNS Relocation Services
  • Ellis Mechanic LLC
  • Evapar
  • Ott to Print Green

Bekins Van Lines president A.J. Schneider tells the crowd a bit about our nonprofits and announces the donation amounts alongside Matt Paxton, host of Legacy List on Public Television and our emcee for the afternoon.
The B2E Marketing team got the truck rolling!
The CDS Moving Equipment team showed that rope who was boss!
Volunteers kept track of all the teams’ scores through a full first round and a final round between the top two teams: Olympia Moving & Storage and Travel Centers of America.
The winning team, Olympia Moving & Storage, celebrated with their medals!
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