Local roundup: Special Olympics Truck Convoy set for Sept. 25

Delaware State News
Posted 9/15/21

Nearly 200 truck drivers from across the state and region will converge at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Sept. 25, to take part in a police-escorted 29-mile ride through Kent County.

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Local roundup: Special Olympics Truck Convoy set for Sept. 25

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Nearly 200 truck drivers from across the state and region will converge at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Sept. 25, to take part in a police-escorted 29-mile ride through Kent County.

The Truck Convoy, celebrating its 19th year, is part of a national effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics. In Delaware, more than 4,200 athletes of all ages participate in a year-round program of sports training, competitions, and health-related activities.

Delaware’s event is organized by Delaware Law Enforcement.

“As we celebrate our 19th year, we continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support from the trucking community from both near and far,” said Corinne Plummer, director of special events for Special Olympics Delaware. “The amount of money raised is spectacular, but what’s just as important is the opportunity for the truckers to meet our athletes who are at the event serving in volunteer roles. The drivers will tell you that meeting the athletes is their biggest thrill and why they continue to support this event year after year.”

In 2020, the event welcomed 201 trucks that weighed at least the required 10-GVW.

For more information, visit SODE.org and click on the Truck Convoy banner at the bottom of the page.

Boys’ soccer

Dover 3, Lake Forest 1: The Senators evened their record at 1-1 with the victory on Tuesday night.

Dover took a 2-0 halftime lead before picking up the win.

Seaford 5, Milford 1: Five different players scored for the Blue Jays in their victory on Tuesday.

Walfri Soto-Silvestre, Wendy Pierre Noel, Axel Juarez-Lopez, Zamson Delmas and Gianfranco Villavicencio all scored for Seaford, which led 3-0 at halftime.

Paul Sollie scored for the Buccaneers, who finished with advantages of 14-9 in shots and 2-0 in corner kicks.