If you’re in southern Delaware this weekend, don’t be startled if you happen to run into a convoy of big trucks.
The world’s largest truck convoy fundraising event benefiting the Special Olympics is Sept. 24 with trucks departing from the Delaware State Fair grounds. Tim O’Hea, the director of transportation at Perdue tells us all about the upcoming truck convoy and Sean gets in the drivers seat of a truck they brought to WBOC.
We’re not just talking about 18-wheelers. There will be firetrucks and snowplows as well! Tim said last year, they had over 197 trucks making it the world’s largest convoy. The drivers gave back over 43-thousand dollars last year.
Keith Clark has been driving in the truck convoy for the past couple of years and he
“I love the concept of giving back to the community,” Keith says. “I like to participate. I like to help Perdue do that and I think it’s important.”
Tim says the drivers enjoy having the Special Olympics athletes ride along with them in the passenger seat.
“Most of these kids have never ridden in a truck before. They want to blow the horn and wave at the crowd. It’s an exciting time for them,” Keith says.
- Sat., Sept. 24
- Trucks depart at 10 am from Delaware State Fair Grounds
- Benefits Special Olympics