Trucks continue to roll for Special Olympics

| 10/2/2007

Trucks are set to roll in support of Special Olympics as part of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy scheduled for this weekend in Shakopee, MN.

The two days of events for Special Olympics kick off with the registration for the convoy beginning at noon on Friday in Canterbury Park, followed later by a live auction for the lead truck spot in Saturday’s convoy. Country-western recording artist Leland Martin, as well as the band Coldwater Canyon, are scheduled to perform Friday night.

Don’t forget to spiff up your truck because Minnesota Special Olympics athletes will judge the Beauty Contest starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the convoy starting at 9 a.m.

This year’s convoy will consist of a 25-mile loop beginning and returning to Canterbury Park for lunch and closing ceremonies.

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is one of several annual events sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics.

For more information, call 1-800-700-8585 or visit

In the past few weeks, more than 921 trucks in 14 U.S. states and Canadian provinces have already convoyed for Special Olympics, according to Sarah Cody, director of media and public relations at Special Olympics International.