World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

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Venturini Motorsports’ Zane Smith and Natalie Decker Bring Musselman’s Apple Sauce Distracted Driving Awareness Tour to Pennsylvania School District

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01 August 2017
01 August 2017

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Concord, North Carolina (August 1, 2017) – As part of Venturini Motorsports’, Musselman’s Apple Sauce and People Against Distracted Driving’s (PADD) ongoing efforts to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, team race car drivers Zane Smith and Natalie Decker visited Southern Pennsylvania to share the group’s message prior to competing in last weekend’s ARCA Racing Series event at Pocono Raceway. 

 Based on a strategic partnership between the three organizations, Smith and Decker joined PADD’s founder, Mike Kellenyi and executives from Musselman’s Apple Sauce as the group met with the Upper Adams School District area Superintendent, Wesley Doll, PHD and Biglerville, PA High School principal, Beth Graham to discuss the importance of increasing distracted driving education throughout the state’s School Districts. 

 “Musselman’s is proud to continue our efforts and showcase our distracted driving awareness program with Venturini Motorsports and People Against Distracted Driving,” said Kevin Blacker, Knouse Food’s Director of Marketing.

PADD, Zane Smith, Musselmans Bring Distracted Driving Campaign To Salem, Indiana

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06 May 2017
06 May 2017


Salem, Indiana (April 28, 2017) – On Friday, Venturini Motorsports (VMS) driver Zane Smith began his race weekend with a special appearance at Salem, Indiana’s City Hall. The seventeen year-old Smith is in town competing in Sunday’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event at Salem Speedway.

Meeting with Salem’s Mayor along with members of the city’s Public Works department, the group discussed the importance of bringing Distracted Driving Awareness to the area in hopes of educating drivers and saving lives. Zane Smith, representing Musselman’s Apple Sauce and People Against Distracted Driving (PADD®) presented the city with street signage to serve as a community reminder to the importance of safe driving.

Honoring the life of Mark James Piburn, killed as a pedestrian by a distracted driver 3 years ago today.

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16 February 2017
16 February 2017

 Mark Pilburn

Mark James Piburn was hit by a distracted driver as he walked to the store in Polk County Florida on February 15, 2014. He died on the scene 30 minutes later from catastrophic injuries sustained as a result of the collision.

Mark was a remarkably intelligent and creative young man, with a contagious laughter and a courageous spirit. He was generous, gentle hearted and compassionate and brought joy to the lives of everyone who knew him.

Community Involvement – Musselman’s Unveils Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign Partnering With Venturini Motorsports and People Against Distracted Driving's Mission

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08 February 2017
08 February 2017

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and Musselman’s Apple Sauce have agreed to a one-year partnership for the upcoming 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season. 

Knouse Foods, Inc., based in Peach Glen, Penn., is a grower-owned producer, marketer and distributor of Musselman’s, one of the country’s leading brands of apple sauce. Celebrating over 100-years of business, Musselman’s has been winning over generations of families with their “Quality You Can Taste” products. 

In an effort to expand its ongoing motorsports presence, Musselman’s has partnered with well-known racing family, Venturini Motorsports, to broaden national presence through a strategic, multi-faceted marketing campaign with special emphasis on community involvement through a national Distracted Driving Awareness campaign. 

Contributing To PADD'S Mission, Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented, Victims And Their Families Helped

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31 January 2017
31 January 2017

Thanks to you and the support of people like you, PADD has been successful in our first four years helping to save lives and create a positive change in the lives of people across the nation. Because of you, our mission to create laws, raise awareness, educate the public and serve the victims and their families affected by all forms of distracted driving has been a success. We have;

 Served our one thousanth victim and survivor of distracted driving, an average of one survivor a day, all at no charge thanks to your help! Our