Local Man Gets Wheelchair Accessible Van with Sweepstake Win from VMI

Peoria, Illinois (July 11, 2019)– Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, in conjunction with Personal Mobility of Peoria, is pleased to announce the winner of the “Claim Your Space Sweepstake” is Jonathan Kaps of Peoria, Illinois. As the winner of this national sweepstake, Kaps will get $10,000 towards a VMI accessible van and a year’s worth of gas valued at $1,505.

The announcement comes at a perfect time, as Kaps has spent nearly a year researching options for an accessible vehicle that will fit his family’s needs. At the top of his list was the VMI Chrysler Pacifica Limited equipped with a Northstar® Power In-Floor Ramp and Access 360® interior space which will provide superior interior space for easier wheelchair maneuverability. 

“I was ecstatic when I learned that I won VMI’s Claim Your Space Sweepstake!” said Jonathan Kaps. “This new van will give me and my family the freedom to go where we want and when we want without having to rely on others. We can now enjoy driving to family to events and festivals, as well as to doctor’s appointments with ease.”

Kaps is working with Personal Mobility of Peoria, his local authorized VMI mobility dealer, to use both the $10,000 prize and $1,505 in gas money toward the down payment for his vehicle purchase. Media are invited to a formal van delivery ceremony with Kaps and his family on Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Personal Mobility of Peoria, located at 7611 N. Harker Drive in Peoria.

“Our daughter has had mobility challenges since she was 15 years old, so we know first-hand how difficult it can be to find the right vehicle that is customized for a family’s unique needs,” said Gerry Davis, owner and founder of Personal Mobility of Peoria. “We are so happy for Jonathan and proud to be a part of the VMI family that recognizes the need to empower people with disabilities and their caregivers.”

“Having a reliable vehicle that provides freedom of independence is important for any family and we are thrilled to help Jonathan achieve this goal,” said Charlie Treadwell, vice president of marketing at VMI. “This sweepstake creates an opportunity for families like the Kaps family to benefit from a mobility solution that’s safe, comfortable and provides the much needed accessibility that everyone should have to everyday living.” 

About VMI:
Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles built on Toyota, Honda, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chassis. The company has advanced the mobility industry for 30 years with a robust portfolio of minivan and SUV conversions as well as platform lifts. VMI, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has also been awarded the prestigious Toyota Gold Certificate for Quality and its manufacturing facility utilizes Six Sigma techniques to employ continuous process improvements and deliver high-quality products for personal use and commercial applications.For more information, visit www.vmivans.com.

About Personal Mobility of Peoria:

Personal Mobility is family owned and operated company since 2001 founded by husband and wife team, Gerry and Lu Ann Davis. They rely on mobility equipment and assistive technology to care for their daughter Chris who became physically disabled at age 15, so they understand the importance of approaching every customer’s unique needs with compassion, expertise, and practicality.

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