Hurricane postpones World's Largest Truck Convoy in Florida, Georgia

| 9/13/2004

Two of the 22 states slated to participate in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics have postponed the dates of their convoys because of hurricane activity.

Organizers in Florida and Georgia have been forced, first by Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Frances, and now by the threat of Hurricane Ivan, to postpone the event, initially set for Saturday, Sept. 18.

“We initially postponed it because of the first two hurricanes, and now we have another one,” said Norm Schneiderhan, coordinator of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy Florida convoy, referring to forecasts predicting Hurricane Ivan will hit somewhere between the Florida peninsula and New Orleans.

Despite all the foul weather, the hurricanes haven’t dampened Schneiderhan’s spirits. The coordinator is still very excited about this year’s convoy to be staged at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

He doesn’t have the new date yet, but expects to hear something from the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa in the next few days.

Schneiderhan said the Georgia convoy coordinators are trying to coordinate the make-up date.