Truckers in three states are scheduled to participate in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics this weekend.
Most of the convoy events in the U.S. and Canada were staged this past weekend, but Arizona, Michigan and Virginia convoys are set for this Saturday, Sept. 22. Several more are scheduled for October.
On a continent-wide basis, the 2006 events saw a total of 1,800 trucks lined up on highways in 40 U.S. states and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario. A total of $544,000 was raised for Special Olympics – a 25 percent increase from 2005 figures.
Organizers of this year’s convoy hope its unique connection of trucking with law enforcement will raise even more cash for the non-profit agency that provides sports training and competition to more than 2.25 million intellectually disabled adults and children.
Land Line Magazine will report results of the fundraising efforts as soon as statistics are available.