Wisconsin Special Olympics truck convoy smashes its own record

| 9/22/2014

Truckers participating in Special Olympics convoy in Wisconsin left their old record in the dust this past weekend as 165 trucks rolled down the highway to benefit one of trucking’s favorite causes. According to its website, Wisconsin’s procession exceeded all expectations on Saturday, Sept. 20, earning more than $121,000 in donations for Special Olympics.

The Wisconsin convoy raised more than $92,000 last year with 136 trucks participating in 2013. 

Plenty of convoy action took place on highways in number of states and provinces as the 2014 Special Olympics convoy rolled at 12 different locations on Sept. 20. Results are still sketchy but the word from South Dakota is that 127 trucks dominated the SD Torch Run at Sioux Falls, with 18 more rolling in Rapid City. Watch for details as they come in.

Other locations that hosted a Special Olympics convoy on Saturday were:

  • Glendale, Ariz.
  • Little Rock, Ark.
  • Hastings, Neb.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Grand Prairie, Alberta
  • Rocky View, Alberta
  • Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

With a total of 20 locations participating in the convoy this year, Sept. 20 was the busiest day with 12 locations hosting. The next convoy will be Sept. 27 in Joplin, Mo., in conjunction with Chrome Shop Mafia’s Guilty By Association Truck Show.

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