World’s Largest Truck Convoy

The Truck Convoy® is a unique one-day celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Local law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 50 miles through their town.


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To find a World’s Largest Truck Convoy® in your local area, please see the details below.

Truckers meet at a staging location and are escorted in convoy to a predetermined destination, such as a raceway, fairgrounds or truck stop, where they are welcomed by the Special Olympics community - athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies and agencies that make up the trucking industry. A celebration - a picnic, barbecue, awards ceremony, etc. is held to recognize participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry. Whatever form the celebration takes, the message is the same: "Thank you for your support of Special Olympics athletes and for keeping our communities moving!"

Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, combined with his family's involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, created the Truck Convoy, a one-day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.

The 2014 Truck Convoy will take place in various locations. Please find below the Truck Convoy dates by location and attached event details. For more information, please contact the individual listed for your state or province below, or Victoria Rivers, Administrative Assistant, Strategic Properties, Special Olympics, +1 202 824-0341 or vrivers@specialolympics.org.


Truck Convoy News and Stories


August 19, 2014 | North America: Virginia

Raising More Than "Dough"

By Katie Botha

Master Officer Sophie Benkendorf (far right) of Colonial Heights Police Department is joined by employees from CiCi's Pizza store 323 in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

During the month of July, CiCi's Pizza partnered with nine statewide Special Olympics chapters in the United States, including Virginia. This week, the Virginia store that raised the most "dough" during the campaign presented Special Olympics Virginia and local Law Enforcement representatives with a proceeds check for $12,000!View Story During the month of July, CiCi's Pizza partnered with nine statewide Special Olympics chapters in the United States, including Virginia. This week, the Virginia store that raised the most "dough" during the campaign presented Special Olympics Virginia and local Law Enforcement representatives with a proceeds check for $12,000! One employee, Brittany Harrison, helped to set the winning pace for her store by setting daily sales goals and making sure that every customer knew about the campaign. While she has not yet volunteered at a Special Olympics event, she's eager to see the impact of the funds raised on some of her regular customers, like Craig and Tommy Marek, who benefit from participation in Special Olympics. Area Operations Manager, Brian Shores, has promised to work with local representatives of the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run to continue to raise funds and awareness throughout the year.

About Katie Botha:I am Vice President of Development & Communications for Special Olympics Virginia.
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July 02, 2014 | Latin America: El Salvador

Third Annual Special Olympics El Salvador Fire Truck Pull

By Guisele Calderón

Seven companies in ElSalvador showed their support for Special Olympics in a new way. The teams competed to see which could pull a fire truck faster than all the others.View Story Seven companies in El Salvador showed their support for Special Olympics in a new way. The teams competed to see which could pull a fire truck faster than all the others. The Special Olympics El Salvador Fire Truck Pull on May 25th involved seven teams of 12 people pulling a seven-ton fire truck 100 meters as fast as possible. Each team was cheered on by their families, friends and colleagues. First place went to team of DHL with a time of 45.84 seconds, second place went to team DIGICEL 2 with a time of 47.25 seconds and third place went to Pacific Paradise Hotel with a time of 48. 35 seconds.

About Guisele Calderón:Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
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May 29, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Cyprus

Cyprus Police Torch Run

By Georgios Panayides

With tremendous success the Cyprus Police Torch Run organized for another year their annual Torch Run Final Leg to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympic European Games.View Story With tremendous success the Cyprus Police Torch Run (Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR), organized for another year their annual Torch Run Final Leg on May 22, 2014. The purpose of the Cyprus Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event was to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics Cyprus athletes’ needs in view of the Special Olympics European Games which will be held in Antwerp between the dates 12-21 September 2014. The Torch runners began at the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus on Thursday 22/05/14 at 9:00. The torch light of hope passed from all the major cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Larnaca, Paralimni, Limassol and Paphos. Mr. Jeremy Adams, President of Torch Run (Central Europe) participated in this event. He commented “I am so honoured and humbled to be involved with LETR over the past 18 years. As well as serving a good cause and having the best craic ever, I have been in every County on my own Emerald Isle and have had the opportunity to travel to some fantastic places all over the World, like Cyprus, were I have just spent a wonderful 4 days, all with like-minded, dedicated folk from LETR & Special Olympics! I have to nip myself sometimes to make sure that's not a dream!” Special Olympics Cyprus would like to to thank Mr. Adams him for his support and contribution. Thank you Cyprus Police Torch Run. SPECIAL OLYMPICS CYPRUS

About Georgios Panayides:Special Olympics Cyprus Office Director
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World’s Largest Truck Convoy Events


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September 20, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Join a compassionate army of truck drivers on Saturday September 20, 2014 in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion as law enforcement escorts the World's Largest Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. Each truck must donate a minimum of $100 to participate.
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Dot
Email:Kohlbach
Phone:9197197662 ext 119
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PNC Music Pavilion
707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte , North Carolina
UNITED STATES

September 20, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Be a part of the World's Largest Truck Convoy fundraising event as Alberta truck drivers and the law enforcement community unite to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Alberta. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Det. Theresa Garagan
Email:tgaragan@calgarypolice.ca
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AMTA Head Office
#1, 285005 Wrangler Way

Rocky View, Alberta
CANADA

September 20, 2014

2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy

The South Carolina State Police will host the 2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Carolina. Join the compassionate army of truck drivers as law enforcement officers escort them across the highways and byways of South Carolina to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
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Deborah Jacobs
Email:djacobs@so-sc.org
Phone:8034045517
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South Carolina Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd.

Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

September 20, 2014

2014's World Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota

The World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota, held September 20, 2014 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics North Dakota athletes.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Ave

West Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

October 25, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is an annual one-day celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. On October 25, 2014, when you fire up your engine at The Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair, you will be joining thousands of other truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada, all of whom are driving with two goals in mind: 1) to form the largest procession of trucks the world has ever seen and 2) to build a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics. In Virginia, this convoy takes place on Interstate 95 near Richmond and is organized by the Virginia State Police as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Roy Zeidman
Email:rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3022
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Meadow Event Park
Doswell, Virginia
UNITED STATES

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