Perdue Farms drivers who participated in the World's Longest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Delaware.
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Salisbury, Md. (October 9, 2012) - Perdue Farms professional truck drivers joined truckers from across North America on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 to participate in the 10th anniversary of the World’s Longest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics Delaware.
Fifteen professional drivers from Perdue Transportation Inc. joined the convoy and traversed a 28-mile route through scene southern Delaware that began and ended at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.
“We really appreciate the fact that a company like Perdue allows us to participate in an event like this,” said Perdue driver Keith Clark. “This is my second year participating, and I’m proud to represent our company and support the Special Olympics and the athletes.”
Perdue drivers had the opportunity to travel the route with an athlete and their family members. For the participating drivers, it’s all about giving back to the community and the athletes.
“This is a special day,” said driver Brian Farber, a veteran convoy participant. “It’s a thrill for me to see the joy it brings to the athletes when they jump up in our rigs and head out on the road.”
As Ann Grunert, executive director of Special Olympics Delaware, explains, “It’s so important to have corporate partners like Perdue. When a company with the stature of Perdue steps forward and brings their presence to an event like this, it resonates through the community that our athletes are worth their effort, they have value and can contribute to the community.”
About the World’s Longest Truck Convoy
The World’s Longest Truck Convoy is part of a national effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. It was the creation of former truck driver and Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Norm Schneiderhan, whose family is involved in the truck industry. He was so inspired by the impact Special Olympics has had on his life through participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, that he decided to create the World’s Longest Truck Convoy. Today, it has expanded to 26 states and four Canadian provinces.
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