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
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.