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 30 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 2013 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 Erika Morant, Law Enforcement Torch Run Manager, Special Olympics, +1 (202) 824-0210 or emorant@specialolympics.org.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | North America: Southern California

Carrying the "Flame of Hope" to Boston

By Selena Devore

Erich Gross of Santa Maria, CA, has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). In 2013, Erich qualified for the Boston Marathon and decided to fundraise fView Story Erich Gross of Santa Maria, CA, has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). In 2013, Erich qualified for the Boston Marathon and decided to fundraise for Special Olympics. "I wanted to share the joy of my experience with Special Olympics," said Erich. On April 15, as he neared the Boston Marathon finish line, 4:05:03 on the clock, all the runners near him stopped. Erich came home with a heavy heart. Shortly after his return, he registered for the Bull Canyon Run benefiting Special Olympics Northern Santa Barbara County. Ken George, the local LETR coordinator, asked Erich to finish the Boston Marathon during the event. Prior to the start, 4:05:03 was placed on the clock to honor the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Erich then ran the final leg of the Boston Marathon in Santa Maria. When he crossed the finish line, he symbolically received his Boston Marathon medal.Through Erich’s efforts, he raised more than $8,000 for Special Olympics.

About Selena Devore:Communications Assistant at Special Olympics Southern California
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Asia Pacific: Nippon (Japan)

Torch Run to kick off Fukuoka National Games

By Sayaka Sonobe

Riyo Mori (centre) together with Special Olympics Nippon athletes, Coaches and Volunteers at the Torch Run for the Fukuoka National Games.

Special Olympics Nippon had a Torch Run ceremony to kick off preparations for the 6th National Summer Games at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka on March 21. 70 runners participated in the torch run,View Story Special Olympics Nippon had a Torch Run ceremony to kick off preparations for the 6th National Summer Games at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Fukuoka on March 21. 70 runners participated in the torch run, running over about 2 km in the shrine. Former Ms. Universe Riyo Mori, Dream Supporter for Special Olympics Nippon joined other guests and 250 for the run, bringing much excitement to the local Fukuoka community.

About Sayaka Sonobe:Staff of Special Olympics Nippon
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 | North America: Northern California

Overcoming Obstacles

By Stephanie Hammond

I Am 33 Years Old. I Play 4 Sports: Basketball, Bocce, Golf And Bowling. I Was Diagnosed At The Age Of 3 With A Intellectual Disability. In 7th Grade I Had My Left Leg Broken In 6 Places And I Had View Story I Am 33 Years Old. I Play 4 Sports: Basketball, Bocce, Golf And Bowling. I Was Diagnosed At The Age Of 3 With A Intellectual Disability. In 7th Grade I Had My Left Leg Broken In 6 Places And I Had To Be Home Schooled. I Was Bullied All Through School And I Didn't Have Many Friends. I Have Overcome A Lot Of Obstacles In My Life But I Don't Let Anyone Or Anything Stop Me From Achieving My Potential And My Dreams. Special Olympics Has Been The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Me!!!

About Stephanie Hammond:I Am A Athlete, A International Global Ambassador, A Member Of The Schools Program And Project Unify And A Very Proud Athlete Representative For The Law Enforcement Torch Run With Special Olympics In Northern California.
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