Sears Centre Truck Convoy


 

WHEN:
August 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE:
Sears Centre
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
USA
CONTACT:
 Katie Risley
 309-533-3725

Register Today!

Register Today for the Sears Convoy!

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. Test

Please contact Katie Risley for more information.

Sears Centre Truck Convoy Information

The Sears Centre Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between Law Enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois.

All trucks must check in between 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Sears Centre (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy) in Hoffman Estates.  An on- site live bid for the Lead Truck placement will start at 9:45 a.m.  The Convoy leaves at 10:00 a.m. and law enforcement Officers will escort the Convoy approximately 30 miles along Route 59/90 West to I- 90 and Route 47.

Special Olympics athletes and families, the community, companies and Law Enforcement agencies will welcome the truckers as they return to the Sears Centre for lunch and a celebration, complete with awards, raffles and music.

Registration is $100 per truck and includes an official Convoy goody bag (while supplies last) and a delicious lunch after the event.  Guests may purchase lunch for a suggested donation of $10 per person.  Children under 10 and all Special Olympics athletes in attendance will receive free admission and meal.

The Sears Centre Convoy is proud to present Squad Haul, sponsored Oxcart Permit Systems.  Lowboys, flatbeads, and rollback tow trucks are invited to haul a marked Police Squad Car in the Convoy.  Both squads and trucks must register online in advance through this site. Participating police and truckers will be eligible for a $1,000 prize, courtesy of Oxcart Permit Systems.

For questions about this event, please contact Katie Risley with Special Olympics Illinois at krisley@soill.org or call 309-533-3725 (cell).

 

Who can participate?

Trucks welcome in the Convoy include semi-trucks, truck/trailer combination, fire trucks, dump trucks, flat beds, buses, large tow trucks, landscaping, large box trucks, etc.   All trucks must be 10-GVW or larger.  Hazardous materials or trucks with alcohol/tobacco names or logos on them are not permitted.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors receive great benefits for partnering with Special Olympics Illinois & the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Consider sponsoring the Sears Centre Truck Convoy. Click here to view a full listing of sponsorship opportunities.

Presenting Sponsors: $15,000

  • Unlimited entries in the Convoy; one placed as VIP truck following lead truck
  • Right to use Special Olympics Illinois, Law Enforcement Torch Run & Truck Convoy logos in advertizing
  • Presenting sponsor statuts – “Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Illinois presented by (your company)
  • Recognized on all marketing materials, including collateral, T-shirts, event programs, signage and press release
  • Company name and logo recognition on Special Olympics Illinois Truck Convoy site
  • Minimum of eight social media spots (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) highlighting company partnership
  • Lunch for corporate representatives and drivers, who are invited to speak at post-Convoy celebration

Long-Haul Sponsor: $10,000

  • Right to use Special Olympics Illinois, Law Enforcement Torch Run & Truck Convoy logos in advertizing
  • Unlimited truck entries in the Convoy; two placed within first 10 trucks
  • Minimum of four social media spots (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) highlighting company partnership
  • Recognized on all marketing materials, including collateral, T-shirts, event programs, signage and press release
  • Lunch for corporate representatives and drivers, who are invited to speak at post-Convoy celebration

Guardian Sponsor: $5,000

  • Up to 50 entries in the Convoy
  • Company name/logo placed in event program, all banners/signage and T-shirt
  • Recognition at ending celebration
  • Lunch for corporate representatives and drivers at post-Convoy celebration

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

  • Up to 25 entries in the Convoy
  • Company name/logo placed in event program
  • Recognition at ending celebration
  • Company name/logo placed in event program and on Welcome Banner
  • Lunch for corproate representatives and drivers at post-Convoy celebration

Silver Sponsor: $1,200

  • Up to 12 entries in the Convoy
  • Company Name placed in event program
  • Lunch for corporate representatives and drivers
  • Recognition at Post-Convoy celebration

Bronze Sponsor: $500

  • Up to 5 entries in the Convoy
  • Lunch for Corporate representatives and drivers; recognition at post-Convoy celebration

Participating Truck: $100

  • One entry in the Convoy and lunch provided for driver at ending celebration
  • Goody bag (included Truck Convoy shirt, hat, lapel pin, window cling, etc.)

 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

100% of the funds go directly to support and benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The Illinois LETR is the largest grassroots fundraising campaign benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. In 2018, the LETR raised more than $4.7 million for the 23,000 traditional athletes and 20,000 Young Athletes participating in Illinois.