The 19th Annual
Northeast Professional Truck
A professional truck driving skills competition to benefit the Kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
September 13, 2017
Welcome to the 19th annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers' Charity Challenge!
2017 Charity Challenge
September 10, 2017
To the first time participants - WELCOME, and to our long time participants - WELCOME BACK. It’s great to see all of you on this special weekend in September each year.
The 19th Annual Charity Challenge was our most successful event ever! 114 drivers and families from 14 states gathered in Devens Massachusetts on a perfect weather day.
The scores are available now and the photos will be added to the website within a couple of days. After all expenses are paid, we will send St Jude Children’s Research Hospital approximately $41,000. This shatters our previous high of $33,000 in 2015. This year we had the most contestants since 2002. We had seven contestants and wives raise over $1000. The top 7 raised just under $20,000 for a driver fundraise total of $34,000! Add that to company contributions of $14,000 and another $4000+ from food and raffle sales, it made for one incredible event.
The Charity Challenge would not be possible without the participation of the drivers and the generosity of the contributing companies. Thank you to the army of volunteers that helped set up everything and worked tireless for the day . We fed over 70 people night and practically ran out of food . The kid’s area was packed all day.
Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Champion Brian Singelais, Frito-Lay, CT and our top fundraising team of Kenny and Terry Meyer, YRC Freight, NY for their record total of $5,625!
Next year will mark the 20th Annual Charity Challenge. It will be hard to top this one!!
If you could not make it this year and you would like to make a donation, please click the “Make a Donation” green tab, click the same tab on page two. At the St Jude pay site click “Make a Gift” and enter your donation. No gift is ever too small or too large.
On behalf of the Charity Challenge Committee, thank you very much.
The annual Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge is sponsored by the following organizations from across the Northeast region of the country. Their efforts continue to make this a successful event each year.
Massachusetts Professional Truck Drivers Association
Maine Professional Drivers Association
Champions Council of New York
Connecticut Professional Drivers Association
New Hampshire Professional Drivers Association
Northeast Professional Truck Drivers Charity Challenge
167 D Street, Lowell MA 01851-4345