FERGUS, Ont. — The Owner-Operators’ Business Association of Canada (OBAC) will be offering rides in a NASCAR simulator at the Fergus Truck Show in exchange for donations towards this year’s Convoy for a Cure events.
The simulator, owned by OOIDA, features a full-motion suspension and 24-inch video screen with surround sound, to give drivers a realistic NASCAR experience.
“This may be as close as most folks ever get to driving a NASCAR racer,” says OBAC’s executive director, Joanne Ritchie. “And we’re hoping they’ll donate generously to help us support the convoys.”
The Convoy for a Cure all-female truck convoy is expanding this year in its efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research and support. The original convoy held last October in Cornwall will take place again this year, and similar events will be held in New Brunswick, Alberta and Texas. More info is available at www.convoyforacure.com.
OBAC is also donating $5 from every new membership signed up at Fergus towards the cause. OBAC’s Ritchie said “We’re proud to support events that celebrate women in trucking, and what better cause for an all-woman convoy than a devastating disease that’s the most common cancer among Canadian women?”
The NASCAR simulator will be at the OBAC booth #L-41.
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