World’s Largest Truck Convoy to Support Special Olympics 2015

 

HARRINGTON — More than 150 truck drivers from across the state and region converged at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday to take part in a police-escorted 28-mile scenic ride through Southern Delaware as the local leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy event for Special Olympics rolled through town.

The convoy, celebrated its 13th year, is part of a national effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.

The local event is organized by Delaware Law Enforcement, with Walmart and FedEx serving as presenting sponsors. In addition to the Fairgrounds and Law Enforcement, supporters include Perdue, Delaware Department of Transportation, WBOC 16, and Fox 21 Delmarva.

This unique event continues to increase in popularity with the trucking community. More than $45,000 was raised by 167 trucks at the 2014 event, increasing the 12-year total to more than $387,000 raised for Special Olympics Delaware. To participate in the convoy, trucks must weigh at least 10-GVW and drivers must raise a minimum of $100.

 

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