RoadPro and Make-A-Wish® Celebrate the 29th Mother’s Day Truck Convoy
Palmyra (May 2018) - The Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will mark its 29th year and will be presented once again by RoadPro Family of Brands. This record breaking event on Sunday, May 13, 2018, will bring nearly 600 drivers to Central Pennsylvania that will participate in the 26-mile convoy. This year’s Convoy, whose theme is “26 Miles – 50 Wishes” hopes to raise $500,000, which would be enough to grant 50 wishes to 50 children within the Chapter’s territory that covers the Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.
The top 30 fundraisers from 2017 will lead the convoy, with the driver that raises the most taking the honored first truck position. Many drivers will have the distinguished opportunity of having a Wish Child ride with them in the convoy. Each year many of the RoadPro Pro Council members also participate and donate to the convoy, including Henry Albert, who will present the $25,000 check to the Make-A-Wish team on behalf of RoadPro and the trucking community. Albert also donated his RoadPro Rewards points that he earned this year to Make-A-Wish. The truck drivers are an essential part of the event and each driver must raise a minimum of $100 to participate. However, most go above and beyond that amount to help insure that the children receive their wish, proving that truck drivers are a very charitable group.
The event will begin at the Burle Business Park in Lancaster, PA and is open to the public. The community is invited to attend the Convoy Carnival that is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. complete with games, live music, auctions and delicious local food. The convoy will leave the lot at 1:30 p.m. and travel the 26 miles through beautiful Lancaster County with over 25,000 members of the community lining the roadside to cheer them on.
In addition to sponsoring the event, RoadPro will also donate a prize pack valued at over $450 to be raffled off during the Convoy Carnival with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish organization.
For more information on the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy and to find out how to participate please visit www.wishconvoy.org.
About RoadPro® Brands
RoadPro Brands is a division of DAS Companies, Inc. It designs and manages the proprietary RoadPro Family of Brands, distinctly created to bring the comforts of home to the road. With truck & auto supplies, travel gear, and mobile electronics, our brands offer safety, convenience, comfort and connectedness to on-the-go consumers. The RoadPro Family of Brands delivers product quality at a great value—distributed exclusively through DAS divisions. The RoadPro Family of Brands includes; RoadKing®, Wilson®, MobileSpec®, PowerDrive®, RoadPro®, K40, Astatic®, Francis®, LUMAgear®, and BlackCanyon Outfitters. RoadPro brands are sold at most Travel Centers across the country. To learn more about the RoadPro Family of Brands, please visit www.RoadProBrands.com
About DAS Companies, Inc.
DAS Companies, Inc. is a full-service marketing and supply chain portfolio company. Privately held, DAS Companies, Inc., designs, imports, and distributes truck & auto supplies, travel gear, and mobile electronics that offer safety, convenience, comfort and connectedness to on-the-go consumers, through a series of channel partnerships, including: Travel Centers, Convenience Stores, Heavy Duty Trucking, Electronics & Specialty Retailers.
For further information, please contact DAS at 717-964-3642 or online at www.DASinc.com.
Vice President, Brands & Marketing