What is the Truck Convoy?
The Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and the trucking industry to raise funds for Special Olympics so athletes can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the Truck Convoy one of their many annual signature events in Illinois!
The Illinois Convoys
Special Olympics Illinois and the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run will partner up in 2020 to host two Truck Convoy events! (Please note, the Sears Centre Truck Convoy has been canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions). Our two locations include Tinley Park, and Troy IL. Details and dates for the Truck Convoy can be found below:
History of the Truck Convoy
The Truck Convoy was conceived in 2001 by Cpl. Norm Schneiderhan, special project coordinator for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Schneiderhan, who drove a truck for about three years in his father’s trucking company before he entered the field of law enforcement, launched the event for Special Olympics as a way to call attention to the organization among truckers.
For more information on the Truck Convoy, contact Katie Risley at 309-533-3725.