In addition to his responsibilities as a transportation industry leader and head of the full-service transportation firm The Custom Companies, Perry Mandera is committed to strong social leadership and community involvement. Among the many organizations he supports are a number of clubs and activity associations for young people, especially in the field of sports.
Team sports can have profound impact on the lives of children and adolescents, and can lead to many long-lasting physical, social, and emotional benefits. In an age where childhood obesity is a problem of increasing concern, playing sports builds a healthy body image and lifestyle, all in a spirit of fun and enthusiasm. Socially, team sports teach young people the value of cooperation and mutual support, principles they can then use off the playing field to create strong relationships and connections in other areas of their lives. With their focus on building skills through ongoing practice and overcoming challenges, team sports are an ideal way for youth to develop self-discipline and a strong sense of self-confidence.