Walmart donates truck for NCCU band's trip to Rose Bowl

Posted December 14, 2010 5:50 p.m. EST

— North Carolina Central University's marching band loaded instruments, equipment, luggage and uniforms into a truck headed to Pasadena, California Tuesday for the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

The transportation services division of Walmart is sending the 18-wheeler across eight states and back in the largest donation received in support of the Tournament of Roses campaign, according to a news release from NCCU. The donation is valued at about $100,000.

The band, called The Marching Sound Machine, is one of 16 bands selected to perform at the 2011 Rose Parade Jan. 1.