Truck Convoy for Special Olympics
Big Rigs… Big Hearts… Big Results!
The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of the Special Olympics Ontario athletes. The event traditionally held at the Paris Fairgrounds was successfully expanded to the Greater Toronto Area this year.
The inaugural GTA Truck Convoy was hosted at the Powerade Centre in Brampton on September 10th. In spite of the wet weather, 29 trucks participated in the Convoy. The 12th Annual Paris Truck Convoy held on September 17th was attended by 73 trucks. Thanks to the generous support of drivers, sponsors and volunteers, over $80,000 was raised at both the events.
As part of the “World’s Largest Truck Convoy” program, the event began in Southern Ontario in 2005 and has been going strong ever since. It has raised over $600,000 for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics since its inauguration.
Participants meet at a staging location and are escorted in convoy to a pre-determined destination, where they are welcomed by the Special Olympics community – athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry.
The convoy consists of semi-trucks, truck/trailer combinations, large trucks, low-boys, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc.
To know more about the Truck Convoy plans for 2017, please log on to www.truckconvoy.ca