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Truck Convoy to Raise Money For Special Olympics

August 24, 2010

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Organizers of the Special Olympics will hold the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy across the country on Sept. 18, to raise money for Special Olympics.
In Wisconsin, the Truck Convoy was led by law enforcement escorts to the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh for a celebration party recognizing participating truckers for the support they give Special Olympics.
In Wisconsin, the Truck Convoy was led by law enforcement escorts to the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh for a celebration party recognizing participating truckers for the support they give Special Olympics.


To participate, truckers donate a $100 entry fee, send a completed registration form to their local Special Olympics Convoy contact, meet at a staging location and then convoy to a predetermined destination, such as a raceway, fairgrounds or truckstop.

At that destination they're welcomed by Special Olympics athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry.

A celebration is held at the destination to recognize participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry.

Norm Schneiderhan, a corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Florida, created World's Largest Truck Convoy. Schneiderhan was inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics has had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

In 2008, almost 1,700 trucks participated, raising more than $643,000 for Special Olympics programs.

For more information on how to participate, visit www.worldslargesttruckconvoy.com.

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