DALLAS (April 28, 2000) - Craig Lentzsch, president and CEO of Greyhound Lines, Inc., received the Presidents Award from the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) at a luncheon today. The NCBM recognized Greyhound for its participation in the Urban Youth Strategies Program.
Greyhound provided transportation for more than 370 children to the Mount Airy Lodge in Pocono, Pennsylvania for a youth program which offered courses in character-building, development of social skills and self-esteem, dealing with gangs, family problems and conflict resolution.
"Greyhound has the resources to help make meaningful and important programs like this happen," said Craig Lentzsch, president and CEO of Greyhound Lines, Inc. "Helping the youth of America is a goal Greyhound is committed to."
Greyhound also provided transportation for the nation's 475 African-American mayors during the 26th NCBM Annual Convention this week.
"Our mayors and staff, who participated in the program, have nothing but accolades for Greyhound personnel," said Jesse M. Norwood, president of NCBM.
Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides package and courier express service, charter and tour services and food service at certain terminals.
In the U.S., for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.