- Associated Press - Saturday, October 12, 2013

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Pennzoil announced Saturday it has donated three new retrofitted Toyota vehicles to three veterans as part of its continued relationship with the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Pennzoil presented the 2013 Toyota Sienna XLE vans to the veterans prior to the 500-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The vehicles were retrofitted to their needs and each veteran received a vehicle of their choosing. Pennzoil donated $250,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America in 2013, $150,000 of which went to retrofit vehicles for injured veterans.

The three recipients this year were Harlan "Hank" Ebert, a navy veteran and fishing enthusiast who is currently the only paraplegic professional fishing guide in Minnesota; John Scott, a non-service connected veteran who volunteers at Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Great Plains; and Sergeant and tank commander Terry Carr, a military veteran who participates in wheelchair sports and has a strong passion for black-and-white photography.

"I have two athletic daughters who play sports," Scott said in a release. "The new van will help me stay active and get my daughters back and forth to practices."

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