What’s over 5,300 feet long and helps raise money for some very special kids? The Special Olympics North Carolina Truck Convoy!
On October 21, R+L Carriers participated in another truck convoy, this time to benefit the Special Olympics community in North Carolina. This national effort raises money and awareness for Special Olympics in the area with the help of truck drivers and law enforcement.
Special Olympics North Carolina
In 1970, the first Special Olympics North Carolina Games took place with 400 participants. Today, almost 50 years later, it’s one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world. The event offers 19 different sports to approximately 40,000 athletes on a year-round basis. The athletes do it all, from training to competing in their favorite sports, such as basketball, bowling, equestrian, gymnastics, and volleyball to only name a few.
During the truck convoy this year, our very own Hometown Showcase trailer joined fellow drivers from around the country in Charlotte, NC. The truckers met at PNC Music Pavilion, where they were welcomed by athletes and supporters in the Special Olympic community. The trucking industry and law enforcement have been a tremendous supporter of the Special Olympics, and we are always glad to participate. A total of 100 trucks and drivers joined us at this event. Included among those 100 trucks were our friends the Lima Company Memorial, who was honored to join us for this great cause. Together, it’s a pleasure to announce that our Service Center in Charlotte raised $1,500.00 to support Special Olympics North Carolina!
It’s an honor to support and give back to communities near our Service Centers around the country. Special Olympics North Carolina and Special Olympics organizations in your area are always looking for supporters and volunteers.Hometown Showcase, north carolina, special olympics, truck convoy, trucking