Local Contractor Wins Fifth Annual Trailer for a Cause Auction

Felling Trailers holds annual auction to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota
Local Contractor Wins Fifth Annual Trailer for a Cause Auction
Felling Trailers Inc. CEO Brenda Jennissen stands with bid winner Kevin Middendorf of Middendorf Construction LLC along with the auctioned trailer.

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Felling Trailers Inc. conducted its fifth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization, Special Olympics Minnesota. The winning bid of $2,900 was placed just minutes before the auction closed Oct. 5.

The bid winner was a local contractor from Sauk Centre, Kevin Middendorf, owner of Middendorf Construction LLC.  Kevin’s son had seen the Trailer for a Cause auction in the Sauk Centre Herald, a local paper and told him "Hey dad, we need a trailer, and this looks like a nice one, you should bid on it." 

“So we decided to put a bid in and support the fundraiser,” says Kevin.

The 2017 Trailer for a Cause FT-3 utility trailer was painted in Felling’s Viper Red and donned a custom decal featuring the Special Olympics logo. Felling Trailers wanted to bring awareness of Special Olympics and help provide funding for the individuals who take part in and benefit from the events and services provided by Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN).

The online auction ran for 12 days, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 5, ending with Middendorf’s winning bid of $2,900. All of the proceeds of the winning bid benefits Special Olympics Minnesota.

Special Olympics organization does not receive any government funding, however, they continue to grow thanks to the financial support from individuals, businesses, civic groups and events like Felling Trailers' Trailer for a Cause.

The mission of Special Olympics Minnesota is to offer children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.

Today, Special Olympics is the largest, fastest growing sports program in the world, representing more than 4.5 million athletes in more than 170 countries. Special Olympics is also the only organization in Minnesota, the United States and the world utilizing the unique benefits of sports to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Minnesota, an accredited program of Special Olympics Inc., opened its doors in 1973. Currently, 8,100 Minnesotans with intellectual disabilities participate and compete in 17 Olympic type sports. For more information and resources, visit Special Olympics Minnesota online at http://specialolympicsminnesota.org/.

Felling Trailers is a family owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota. Started in 1974 by Merle J. and Kathy Felling, Felling’s daughters Brenda Jennissen and Bonnie Radjenovich now own and operate the company with their spouses Patrick Jennissen and Paul Radjenovich.

Felling Trailers Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 260,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures over 5,000 trailers a year ranging from a 3,000-lb utility trailer to a 120,000-lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 240 models.

For more information, contact 800/245-2809,  sales@felling.com or visit them on the web at www.felling.com. You can also follow them on Twitter (@FellingTrailers), Facebook (Felling Trailers, Inc.), and Pinterest.  


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