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World’s Largest Truck Convoy
When truckers unite, much can be accomplished. The Truck Convoy® celebrates the trucking industry and the support it gives to Special Olympics. It is a one-day event happening on various days in September throughout the nation and Canada.
Special Olympics began in 1962 as a day camp founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver at her home in Potomac, MD. Children were able to recognize their capabilities in sports and physical activities. It grew into the world’s largest sports organization dedicated to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
The 2013 Truck Convoy takes place in a range of locations. No matter the location, no matter the activities, the message is: “Thank you for your support of Special Olympics athletes and for keeping our communities moving!”
The event participants include athletes, families, friends, celebrities, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and of course, the organizations, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry.
The celebration may consist of a barbecue, picnic, awards ceremony, or other activity in addition to the convoy to recognize participating truckers and the valued support of the trucking industry.
The spot of lead truck for each convoy is auctioned off. The highest bidder wins the front position of the convoy. Participation is a $100 donation.
Below are the US locations and dates. If you would like to register to participate, do so soon, some registrations are closing. For more information, visit Special Olympics—World’s Largest Truck Convoy.
Northwest Kansas, Sept. 6-7
Virginia, Sept. 14
Montana, Sept. 20-21
Nebraska, Sept. 20-21
South Dakota. Sep. 20-21
Arkansas, Sept. 21
North Carolina, Sept. 21
North Dakota, Sept. 21
South Carolina, Sept. 21
Wisconsin, Sept. 21
Missouri, Sept. 26-28
Minnesota, Sept. 27-28
Illinois, Sept. 28
Iowa, Sept. 28