Truck Convoy Supporting Special Olympics In Wisconsin

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2014 Truck Convoy For Special Olympics
Image Source: Overdrive
2014 Truck Convoy For Special Olympics
Image Source: Overdrive

World’s Largest Truck Convoy

Would you like to be a part of the world’s largest truck convoy? The Special Olympics in Wisconsin will start on September 20th and you have the opportunity to join the truck convoy. The group will be traveling from Richfield, Wisconsin to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The convoy will raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. This is the 10th annual event and this trucking event has already raised nearly $700,000 in total.

Emergency officials will lead the truck convoy expected to reach over 100 trucks. All truck drivers that would like to participate can register at the Pioneer Travel Plaza in Richfield at Exit 60 on HIghway 41 starting at 6:30 in the morning. The 53 mile journey will officially begin at 10:15AM. A closing ceremony will be held at the Experimental Aircraft Association  and will feature live music, awards, raffles, an auction and a tailgate party.

2014 Truck Convoy For Special Olympics
Image Source: Overdrive

Wisconsin Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization which provides individuals with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and athletic competition. Individuals who are at 8 years old and are identified as having a intellectual disability are eligible for participation.

With seven Regional offices throughout the state, Special Olympics Wisconsin serves nearly 10,000 athletes in approximately 180 communities statewide. SOWI is one of the 52 state programs and one of more than 170 countries providing this opportunity to nearly 3.7 million athletes around the world.

For more information about Special Olympics Wisconsin contact Special Olympics Wisconsin Headquarters at (800) 552-1324 (608) 222-1324 or e-mail info@specialolympicswisconsin.org.