Perdue Farms, through a $5,000 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has renewed its commitment for Special Olympics Delaware and the World’s Largest Truck Convoy scheduled for Sept. 24 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Del.
“Perdue has long supported the efforts of Special Olympics Delaware through the World’s Largest Truck Convoy,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Foundation. “Our drivers really enjoy participating in this event. It is an honor to be a part of a day that brings joy to so many and that produces such benefit to such a wonderful organization.”
The Foundation has supported Special Olympics Delaware for the past four years, aligning itself as festival sponsor at the annual Special Olympics Truck Convoy. The funds provide lunch and entertainment for hundreds of truck drivers, supporters, and Special Olympics families following the 28-mile drive through scenic Sussex County in support of Special Olympics. Perdue drivers with their big rigs have participated in the Truck Convoy since the event’s inception in 2003.
“Our truckers comment year after year that while the drive is certainly a wonderful part of the convoy event, it’s the festival afterward when they get to socialize not only with each other but with the Special Olympics athletes and families they are supporting when they truly realize the impact their participation is making,” said Lisa Smith, Special Olympics Delaware director of development.