OOIDA member, wife start trucking benefit for St. Jude's Hospital

| 5/13/2005

An OOIDA member and his wife are organizing a truck convoy to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The event, called the Convoy for St. Jude, is scheduled for 8 a.m. local time Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the Petro Truck Stop on Interstate 40 in Knoxville, TN. The trucks will then travel to the Petro in West Memphis, AR, about 400 miles. Truckers will pay $100 per vehicle to take part, all of which will benefit St. Jude’s.

Bob and Barbara Brousseau of Myrtle Beach, SC, are organizing the event. The couple came up with the idea after seeing coverage for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy, which benefits Special Olympics.

Entry fee checks can be mailed to Convoy for St. Jude, 3001 N. Kings Highway, PMB 227, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577. Advance registration ended April 29. Truckers who pay their entry fee the day of the event should take cash. Call (843) 267-7972 for information.