TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA’s) Big Wheels Car and Bike Rally has taken on a new meaning this year, with the passing of two of the industry’s rising stars.
The event will be dubbed the Rally For a Cause on Sept. 12, and will raise funds in the honour of Mitchell Pogue, son of OTA board member David Pogue, president of E.G. Gray Transportation, and Lucas Redpath of Cummins.
Both young men lost their lives earlier this year.
A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to charity in their names. Specifically, the OTA Education Foundation and an Ontario college that offers a firefighting program, will benefit from the fundraising initiative.
“I cannot tell you how much it means to me and my family that the association has chosen to honour Mitchell with a donation to a program and pursuit that meant so much to him,” said David Pogue. “Mitchell was a voluntary fireman in his community; it was his passion and a way for him to give back.”
“We are honoured OTA and its members are remembering Lucas in this way,” added Michael Christodoulou, president, Cummins Eastern Canada. “He was a great young man, who was dedicated to the industry and to the association; I am sure he would be very proud and appreciative.”
Anyone is invited to participate, even those who don’t ride a bike or own a sports car. For more info, visit www.OTARally.ca.