Maine Professional Drivers Association’s annual Trucking for Kids Convoy scheduled for Sept. 20

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This year’s Trucking for Kids Convoy, presented by the Maine Professional Drivers Association, will be Sunday, Sept. 20. Participants may drive in the convoy or take part in the virtual online event. (Courtesy: Main Professional Drivers Association)

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — This year’s Trucking for Kids Convoy, presented by the Main Professional Drivers Association (MPDA) is set to roll at noon Sunday, Sept. 20. Lineup begins at 11 a.m. at Scarborough Downs in Scarborough.

Proceeds from the annual event will benefit two organizations that provide services for children. Camp Sunshine offers a retreat free of charge for children who have life-threatening illnesses, along with their families. Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) is a free week-long program for Maine kids. Counselors at Camp POSTCARD are volunteers from law-enforcement agencies around the state.

“In light of the COVID-19 situation that we are faced with, it has been extremely difficult for our friends at Camp Sunshine and Camp POSTCARD to raise funds this year and we want to help,” said Jack Roussel, chair of the Maine Trucking for Kids Convoy Committee.

This year’s convoy will be a combination live/virtual event — participants can either take part in the actual convoy or submit a photo of themself and their vehicle that can be posted on the event website.

Social-distancing guidelines will be followed at the event, and participants must wear face masks when outside their trucks. Also, in the interest of public health, this year’s convoy will not include the usual raffles, driving competition, food booths or truck show, and there will be no restrooms available during the short convoy.

For more information, visit the MPDA website.

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