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
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run will host three Truck Convoy events in 2022! Our three locations include Hoffman Estates, Tinley Park, and Troy IL. Registration will be available in Summer 2022.
- Hoffman Estates Convoy – September 2022
- Troy Convoy – September 2022
- Tinley Park Convoy – October 2022
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 Tinley Park or Hoffman Estates Truck Convoy, contact Katie Risley at 309-533-3725.
For more information on the Troy Truck Convoy, contact Sandy Nash at 618-974-9010