The Pan Mass Challenge
is an annual bike race that takes place
across the entire state, ending in Provincetown, MA.
Every year, more than 5,000 cyclists and
hundreds of volunteers come out from 36
states and 8 countries to raise money for
cancer research. Van Pool drivers and staff
have been volunteering vans and time to the
nationally renowned event for over 25 years.
Both Van Pool and the PMC share similar
philosophies in regards to team work and a
sincere commitment to achieving positive
results. To learn more about the PMC and how
you can become a volunteer, please visit
We hope to see you out there!
Many of the students we
transport everyday are given the opportunity
to participate in Special Olympics events
across the state each year. The Special
Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA) has a core
belief that, “through successful experiences
in sports, SOMA athletes gain confidence and
build positive self-images, which go with
them into their homes, classrooms, jobs and
Van Pool has a long tradition of
assisting this belief by volunteering vans
and drivers to get students to and from
local Special Olympics events.
to learn more about the Special Olympics and
how you can volunteer in your local
In March 2009, Van Pool
donated one of its retired vehicles to the
Red Cross Pioneer
Valley chapter. The
vehicle was refurbished and given a new
paint job, donated by the Pease Family and
1812 Paint and body shop. The bus became one
of the organization’s disaster response
vehicles, and is now used to transport
volunteers and disaster relief supplies to
those in Hampden, and Hampshire counties. To learn how you can donate to the
Red Cross or become a volunteer in your
community, please visit
Mass Dash Relay:
For the first time in
2012, Van Pool had the opportunity to
support a group of students from Minnechaug
High School who participated in the 2012
Mass Dash Relay! Van Pool drivers and
volunteers came out to cheer on the "Tidy
Twelve" as they embarked on a 2-day, 200
mile trek from Mt Greylock to Boston Harbor.
All proceeds from the relay are donated to
Farber Institute for Cancer Research.
For more information, please visit.