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


July 14, 2015 | North America: Southern California

Flame of Hope's Journey to World Games

By Christy White

Today, on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg.View Story Today, on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg. The Final Leg is the final torch run that leads into the Special Olympics World Games. Over the next 12 days, the historic Final Leg will visit and hold ceremonies in 127 cities, towns and communities throughout California to build awareness for the Games. The 124-member Final Leg Team-which includes 88 law enforcement officer runners, 10 Special Olympics athletes, and logistics personnel – will run the Flame of Hope throughout the state, traveling a total of 4,648 miles on three routes. To read more about this historic event, click below.

About Christy White:I am the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics
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May 15, 2015 | SOI General: Headquarters

The Flame of Hope is Ignited in Athens

By Christy White

On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.View Story On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Flame of Hope begins its trans-Atlantic journey via UPS Airlines, which will transport the flame to Washington, D.C. in time for the start of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, presented by Bank of America, which will kick off on 26 May. At the conclusion of the Unified Relay, the Flame of Hope will be handed over to the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Final Leg Team where they will travel for 13 days to more than 120 cities and towns throughout California, honoring the spirit of the Special Olympics global movement and delivering a message of hope to communities where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and inclusion. To read more about the lighting ceremony, click below.

About Christy White:I am the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.
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November 26, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

"My Pleasure"

By Megan O'Donnell

Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden lands a job at Chick-fil-A after volunteering at a Cops on Top fundraiser!

“I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job.View Story “I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job. For four years, Hayden had been trying to land a coveted position in the restaurant chain known for their customer service. As it happens, a NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics fundraiser helped put him in the right place at the right time!

About Megan O'Donnell:Special Olympics NC VP of Communications- Keith let me know of his good fortune at our Fall Tournament and had to share this great story that came from his perseverance and our Torch Run relationship with Chick-fil-A. Yay Keith!
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World’s Largest Truck Convoy Events


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Event

Location

September 19, 2015

2015 Truck Convoy -- North Carolina

We will be hosting the 2015 Truck Convoy in celebration of the truck industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through cities and towns of North Carolina.
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Michelle Zaski
Email:mzaski@sonc.net
Phone:919-719-7662
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PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte
2200 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 201

Morrisville, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

September 19, 2015

Arkansas -- 2015 Truck Convoy

The Truck Convoy® is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through their town.
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Camie Powell
Email:camie@specialolympicsarkansas.org
Phone:501-771-0222
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Maverick Transportation
13301 Valentine Rd

North Little Rock , Arkansas
UNITED STATES

September 19, 2015

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Once again truckers and Law Enforcement are teaming up for the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy event to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes across the state! Come enjoy a day you are not going to forget starting with a convoy through the city of Cheyenne, lunch with local athletes and a grab bag filled with goodies from the 2015 World's Largest Truck Convoy!
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Stephanie Ferrell
Email:specialevents@specialolympicswy.org
Phone:307-235-3062
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F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Gate 2

Cheyenne, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

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