In an extension of its role as the official vehicle sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Team, DaimlerChrysler Vans has expanded on the company’s commitment to the rehabilitation marketplace by providing Lakeshore Foundation and Blaze Sports with two Freightliner Sprinter vehicles for use throughout 2005. This is the first of eight vehicle awards that will be given throughout the remainder of this year.Robbyn Shulman, manager of commercial communications for DaimlerChrysler, awarded the vehicle use to LakeShore and Blaze representatives on the floor of the MedTrade Show in Orlando, Florida. “For the past year, these vehicles were used to transport Paralympic athletes to qualifying events throughout the nation. Now, with the conclusion of the Games, we are pleased to bring them to these deserving organizations to transport patients and support local programs,” Shulman said.One Freightliner Sprinter van will be provided to each of the facilities and will include free use and service for the vehicles throughout 2005. Lakeshore Foundation is the official USOC Training Site for both Olympic and Paralympic Sports while Blaze Sports Club of America provides community-based year round programs delivered through local recreation providers.