Thursday, August 23, 2018

ATA joins convoy for Special Olympics

The convoy is set for Saturday, Sept. 29 starting in Birmingham and ending in Gadsden.

The Alabama Trucking Association, along with several member firms, have pledged their financial support for a truck convoy event in Birmingham and Gadsden to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Alabama’s portion of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is set for Saturday, Sept. 29. The fundraiser will benefit Special Olympics of Alabama and is spearheaded by the Law Enforcement Torch Run organization.

If you are a trucking business owner, truck driver, or work in the industry, please consider being a part of this year’s convoy. Alabama’s leg (Birmingham to Gadsden) is about 35 miles long.

Registration/check-in is from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Guiding Light Church in Birmingham (1800 John Rogers Drive, Birmingham, AL 35210). There is a mandatory drivers’ meeting at 9:30 a.m., and the convoy begins at 10 a.m. and rolls to the Petro Stopping Center in Gadsden (1724 West Grand Ave., Gadsden, AL 35904). The trip should take about an hour. After arrival, there will be food, live music and recognition and announcements from event organizers and local dignitaries.

If you would like to be a part either as a sponsor, driver or volunteer please download a brochure here. For sponsorship information click here. Donations are tax deductible!

For more information on the event, please contact Phil Sims at 205-572-2041. For donation or sponsorship questions, contact Bob Copus at 205-586-2038.