Special Olympics Iowa convoy in West Des Moines Oct. 1

By: Matt Scher, matts@977thebolt.com

West Des Moines, IA – On Saturday October 1, the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Iowa will bring together over 100 truck drivers in support of the Special Olympics.

The Truck Convoy is an annual nationwide event that raises money for Special Olympics athletes and the many programs that the Special Olympics offer. Trucks will start to line up at 8:30 a.m. with the convoy beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Pkwy., exit 101 off the Highway 5 bypass in West Des Moines. The convoy will continue east on Highway 5/65 to the University Ave. exit. It will then take University Ave. west and enter the Iowa State Fairgrounds at the 33rd St. entrance. The trucks are expected to arrive at the fairgrounds at 11:15 a.m.

Lunch, music, and awards will be provided at the Alliant Energy Pavilion. As the trucks arrive at the Fairgrounds, they will be welcomed by Special Olympics Iowa athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, the Special Olympics community, and the organizations and companies that make up the trucking industry.

The public is invited to join in welcoming the convoy at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. There is a $100 cost per convoy participant. All proceeds from the truck convoy will benefit Special Olympics Iowa and help continue providing year-round athletic, health, school, and leadership programming for over 14,800 Special Olympic Iowa athletes and unified partners.