Special Olympics "World's Largest Truck Convoy" raises $89k

CREATED Sep 21, 2013

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  • Courtesy: Christina Harris

RICHFIELD - More than 100 truckers hit the road driving gleaming semis Saturday.  It's all part of the 9th annual 2013 World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin presented by Quad/Graphics.

The event raised more than $89,600, which is better than last year's grand total of $84,000.

Truckers bid on their chance to ride with this year's celebrity guests.

Truck driver John Drake has taken part every year, and says it's fun for folks to see. "It's a unique event. It only happens once a year here in WI, just to see the convoy itself... you know little kids and people that like motor vehicles they would just love it."

The event started at the Pioneer Travel Plaza in Richfield off Highway 41, and will ran for 53 miles along the highway to the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh.