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 escort 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.

The Truck Convoy®

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 2017 Truck Convoy will take place in various locations during Trucker Appreciation Week (September 10-16, 2017) and the full month of September. 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, Manager, LETR/Corporate Development, Special Olympics, +1 202 824-0341 or vrivers@specialolympics.org


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July 31, 2018 | North America: New York

50 for 50 with Sergeant Brett Sobieraski

By Luke Folts

Sergeant Brett Sobieraski

Sergeant Brett Sobieraski, a 30 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, put together a special 50 for 50 fundraiser. Sobieraski ran for 50 hours straight along the Erie Canal to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Special Olympics. He completed 175 miles during his 50 for 50 challenge.View Story Sergeant Brett Sobieraski, a 30 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department, put together a special 50 for 50 fundraiser. Sobieraski ran for 50 hours straight along the Erie Canal to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Special Olympics. He completed 175 miles during his 50 for 50 challenge.Sobieraski, a longtime supporter and Law Enforcement Torch Runner for Special Olympics New York, raised over $12,000 during his 50 for 50 challenge.“This 50 for 50 run is with the hope to raise money so every athlete that wishes to compete through Special Olympics New York has the opportunity to do so,” said Sobieraski. “No one should be left behind and everyone should experience their own form of greatness through competition within this amazing organization.”Donations to support Sobieraski’s 50 for 50 accomplishment can be made at http://events.nyso.org/SergeantBrettSobieraski.

About Luke Folts:Upstate LETR Liaison
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July 31, 2018 | North America: Delaware

Torch Runners… You’re invited to take part in the Delaware Memorial Bridge 5K Run to Acceptance

By Lisa A. Smith

For the second consecutive year, Special Olympics Delaware and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are organizing the Delaware Memorial Bridge 5K Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics. This year’s run/walk will be held on Sunday, September 30th, and raises money to build bridges of acceptance for...View Story For the second consecutive year, Special Olympics Delaware and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are organizing the Delaware Memorial Bridge 5K Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics. This year’s run/walk will be held on Sunday, September 30th, and raises money to build bridges of acceptance for the more than 4,200 children and adults in Delaware who participate in Special Olympics.This unique event—the only event that takes place on the Twin Spans—is open to active, retired and veteran first responders in the following categories: law enforcement, fire, EMS, medical and military personnel.The 5K run/walk begins at 7 a.m. in New Jersey and will finish on the Delaware side. The cost to participate is $100 with the opportunity to fund-raise to reach your entry fee. Join us and cross the iconic Delaware Memorial Bridge on foot!To register or for more information, visit www.sode.org

About Lisa A. Smith:I serve as the Torch Run Liaison for Special Olympics Delaware.
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July 30, 2018 | East Asia: China

Over 3,700 Disciplinary Officials Run for athletes with intellectual disability in 2018 Hong Kong Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

By SOEA

A Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics was successfully held at Sha Tin Sports Ground on 29 April 2018. Over 3,700 participants from local disciplinary departments, special schools, social groups, and the publicView Story A Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics was successfully held at Sha Tin Sports Ground on 29 April 2018. Over 3,700 participants from local disciplinary departments, special schools, social groups, and the public ran for athletes with intellectual disabilities and raised over HK$2.2 million. LETR for Special Olympics is organized by Special Olympics Hong Kong (SOHK) with the support from seven local disciplinary departments (Correctional Services Department, Customs and Excise Department, Fire Services Department, Government Flying Service, Hong Kong Police Force, Immigration Department and Independent Commission Against Corruption) and co-organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with intellectual disability. This fundraising event originated in USA over 30 years ago and has spread rapidly throughout the world.

About SOEA:SOEA Communication Staff
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May 29, 2018 | Europe Eurasia: Latvia

Latvia holds first Law Enforcement Torch Run!

By Aoife O'Grady

More information on Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics: http://bit.ly/2GYxHLT

Latvia recently held its first ever Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics in Riga! Organised by the Riga Municipal Police, the event was attended by around 40 Special Olympics Latvia athletes and 80 police officers, fire fighters and border guards from Riga and across Latvia...View Story Latvia recently held its first ever Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics in Riga!  Organised by the Riga Municipal Police, the event was attended by around 40 Special Olympics Latvia athletes and 80 police officers, fire fighters and border guards from Riga and across Latvia, as well as international colleagues from Lithuania, Estonia and Ireland. The torch run garnered national media attention with LETR Latvia Coordinator Deins Millers and LETR Europe Coordinator Gary Gordon being interviewed live on the national morning news!  The international visitors also had the opportunity to exchange skills during a patrol with Riga’s municipal police officers and at an LETR Baltics workshop.  Reflecting on this very special day, Deins Millers noted, “This was amazing experience where everybody – the wonderful Special Olympics athletes, police officers from Latvia and beyond and the whole community – felt the spirit of Special Olympics and loved every second of it!”

About Aoife O'Grady :Aoife is Communications and Marketing Manager with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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April 25, 2018 | Asia Pacific: Australia

The Chairmans Corner

By Scott Whyte

The Cauldron is lit - 2018 SO Australia National Games Opening Ceremony

I travelled to Adelaide, South Australia in mid April to take part in the LETR Final Leg for the Special Olympics Australia National Games. Following a handover ceremony in Mildura, Victoria where Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton handed the 'Flame of Hope' to...View Story I travelled to Adelaide, South Australia in mid April to take part in the LETR Final Leg for the Special Olympics Australia National Games. Following a handover ceremony in Mildura, Victoria where Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton handed the 'Flame of Hope' to South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, LETR South Australia ran the torch through a number of rural towns before reaching Adelaide. The highlight was the Torch Run on Monday, April 16 when over 100 police officers and athletes ran with the 'Flame of Hope' from Police Headquarters to Government House bringing the streets of central Adelaide to a standstill. Later that day, the 'Flame of Hope' entered Titanium Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the SO Australia National Games with the Games Cauldron lit in the presence of Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and over 1000 athletes from around the country. Congratulations to LETR South Australia on a job well done.

About Scott Whyte:Scott Whyte is the Chair of the Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council
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