The 16th Annual “Wishes On Wheels” Truck Convoy to benefit Make-A-Wish® Connecticut will be held on Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:00AM. In 15 years, Wishes On Wheels has raised over $1 Million for the Foundation and its mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The convoy of trucks will gather at Rentschler field early in the morning on September 13th. The Truck Convoy has become an annual tradition that simply cannot be missed and many local Make-A-Wish kids look forward to Wishes on Wheels each year! Many of the truck drivers volunteer to have wish families ride along with them during the convoy. Local residents are advised that there will be considerable traffic for a brief period of time throughout the below listed route and times on September 13th.
Make-A-Wish families are invited to join the Convoy and enjoy activities, prize drawings and a carnival like atmosphere.
“Wishes on Wheels continues to bring specials friends and wish families together to not only to make magical wishes come true but to bring countless smiles to our wish kids and families,” commented Kim Smith, Development Director for Make-A-Wish Connecticut. “The Wishes on Wheels family continues to grow year after year, and we are excited to continue to grant more wishes and create everlasting memories at our new location of Rentschler Field.”
CONVOY ROUTE & ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION:
TYPE OF SPECIAL EVENT:
Wishes on Wheels Truck Convoy
Rentschler field, Silver Lane East Hartford
Sunday, September 13th, 2015- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
The trucks will leave Rentschler Field about 9:30 AM Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 crossing over Silver Lane in East Hartford and then onto Roberts St. and directly onto I-84 East. From here they will travel I-384 East traveling to Exit 5 and exiting. We will go left onto Route 85 in Bolton and getting right back on the entrance ramp to I-384 West. We will exit I-384 West onto I-84 West and exit at Exit 58 - Roberts Street, turning left onto Roberts Street and crossing over Silver Lane back to Rentschler Field via the Cabella's/Pratt & Whitney entrance at about 10:30 AM.
Police will escort this Special Event.