Wishes on Wheels
The Largest Truck Convoy in New England and Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Connecticut
Wishes on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization made up of passionate and hardworking volunteers committed to a shared goal - to organize a family-friendly truck convoy and event to bring together families, friends, and community members to support children with life-threatening medical conditions. Dozens of local Wish Kids look forward to Wishes On Wheels as an annual tradition that simply can't be missed. Many of the truck drivers volunteer to have Wish Families ride along with them during the Convoy. When the Wish Kids arrive, they carefully select the truck they will ride shotgun in during the Convoy or search until they find "their truck" from the previous year. Upon return to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, there is more fun, food, and festivities to help raise money for this important cause.
To date, Wishes on Wheels has donated $1,820,000 to Make-a-Wish Connecticut and our 2019 Convoy hosted 671 trucks!
Pre-Registration is currently closed, but you can still register on the morning of the Convoy!
Registration opens at 6:30 am at Rentschler Field on Sunday, September 19th. Please plan to arrive as early as you can to avoid traffic. There is a mandatory driver's meeting for all trucks participating in the Convoy at 8:45 am and the Convoy will roll out at 9:30 am.
If you are spectating, please plan to be at the field by 8:45 am at the very latest. If you do not beat the traffic rush, you might miss all the fun!
Breakfast will be available for purchase on-site, and then raffles, entertainment, a car show, a truck show, a HUGE touch-a-truck for the kids, food trucks and more for the rest of the afternoon. We can't wait to see you there!