World's Longest Truck Convoy raises money for Special Olympics

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The world’s largest truck convoy is raising money for the Special Olympics. This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the truck convoy in Nebraska

Each truck pays a $100 entry fee to be a part of this group that goes towards supporting the athletes.
Friday night, athletes and their families went to the Adams County Fairgrounds to meet with the drivers.

Participants say that athletes love to see them drive up the highway and some have come to know the drivers quite well.

Drivers say they do this because it is a great cause and it is all about supporting the athletes.

"For me, after many years since I was I was old enough to remember, seeing members of my family benefit from the Special Olympics,” Dollar Elite Team Leader Rebecca Heck said. “The Special Olympics quote 'let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt' brought tears to my eyes even at a very small age."

The convoy will leave the fairground at 10 am Saturday and finish at the Bosselman Center in Grand Island.

Members of the community are encouraged to come out and see the trucks go by and support the athletes in the area.