​Truck Convoy ® fundraising event Rolls through Manitoba to Benefit Local Special Olympics Athletes

Truck Convoy ® fundraising event Rolls through Manitoba to Benefit Local Special Olympics Athletes

September 22, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Throughout the month of September, Law Enforcement and Truckers throughout Canada and the United States have joined forces to hold local Truck Convoy ® events for Special Olympics. 

This Saturday, the Perimeter Highway will be lined with close to 200 trucks as they convoy to and from the Trans Canada Centre in Île-des-Chênes supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Manitoba. trucks departing at 11:00 a.m. and will convoy northbound on PTH 59 and around the Perimeter Highway (PTH 100 and 101).

An international awareness and fundraising event, the Truck Convoy ® is a unique partnership between law enforcement and the trucking industry to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes to train in year-round sports activities. 

“Special Olympics has a way of bringing everyone together, setting aside differences and building communities of acceptance,” said committee Chair Matt Basset. “The fact that Special Olympics can bring together law enforcement and members of the trucking industry is a testament to how the athletes of Special Olympics are a true inspiration.”

To participate or donate to your favorite trucker, visit the convoy’s website at www.manitobaconvoy.com

Since 2008, The Manitoba Truck Convoy has raised over $500,000 for Special Olympics Manitoba

The traveling public may experience delays along this route as the convoy passes. The Convoy is expected to take approximately one and half hours as it travels North on Pth 59 from Ile De Chenes, completes one lap of the Perimeter and returns to Ile Des Chenes.

For 50 years, Special Olympics has been providing its athletes with the strength, determination and confidence to take on challenges in sport – and in life, giving them the audacity to stare down any hurdle and respond: Challenge Accepted. For more information please visit www.specialolympics.mb.ca. or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @SpecoManitoba

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For more information, please contact: 

Darren Anderson 

Special Olympics Manitoba Manager, LETR and Partnerships 

(204) 926 8352 

(204) 782 5546 (cell)