What’s better than strong? Ten Years Strong!
Tom Weis gives us a deep down into the 2020 Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Truck Convoy and years of tradition with A&W Iron & Metal Inc. We took him on a Q&A to find out more about these last 10 years.
1. What made you want to first participate in the Special Olympics Truck Convoy?
I first started to participate in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in 2010 because a friend a in the trucking business invited me.
2. Where was the 2020 Olympics Truck Convoy?
The 2020 convoy was held at Mercury Marine in Fond Du Lac, WI, with the destination point, Wapun, WI. Due to COVID-19, it was an abbreviated version from previous years.
3. Any memorable moments over the years while participating in the Truck Convoy?
- Netty and I do this together.
- Watching the live auction for first truck, which is often won by Trev Timblins Blue Leasing Team.
- Seeing Jami, a Special Olympian, former grand Marshall and lover of big trucks
- Requesting over the CB that all the truckers need to blow their horns for my parents on HWY 67 and finding out they did.
- Pictures and HUGS with Miss Wisconsin, Alyssa Bohm.
4. Why is continuing this tradition important to you and A&W?
Continuing this tradition is important to me because it is a great cause. We have been blessed in so many ways and when we see the smiles of the athletes and their families, it makes your heart happy. I am very fortunate to have an employer that provides us with exceptional equipment and we like to show off at trucking events with our competitors and colleagues.
5. Aside from the Truck Convoy, are there other ways to get involved with this cause?
These are other ways to become involved in the World’s Largest Convoy for Special Olympics. Corporate sponsorships, board of directors, event volunteers, etc. I often get solicited for the “Polar Plunge” which is a great fundraiser BUT I prefer my nice, shinny, WARM truck.
A&W Iron & Metal, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Special Olympics Truck Convoy. We can’t imagine the last 10 years without it and we look forward to another 10 years. Keep the tradition rolling!