2019 Sears Centre Truck Convoy

Join us on August 17, 2019

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Ticket Quantity Left Price Each
Presenting Available $15,000.00
Long-Haul Available $10,000.00
Guardian Available $5,000.00
Gold Available $2,500.00
Silver Available $1,200.00
Bronze Sponsor Available $500.00
Convoy Participant Available $100.00
Squad Haul - Police Available $50.00
Guest Lunch Ticket Available $10.00

WHAT IS THE TRUCK CONVOY?

The Truck Convoy is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support for Special Olympics. What started as a local event in Florida in 2001, the event has evolved into an international movement with Convoys in over 24 states and 4 provinces annually.

The Illinois Convoy began in Tinley Park in 2004 and has since grown to include two additional locations: Hoffman Estates and Troy, IL.  In 2018, a total of 300 trucks participated across Illinois and raised more than $100,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.  Since 2004, more than 875 trucks have participated in Illinois and raised more than $600,000 for the athletes!

 

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 

Presenting Sponsors: $15,000

Long-Haul Sponsor: $10,000

Guardian Sponsor: $5,000

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

Silver Sponsor: $1,200

Bronze Sponsor: $500

Participating Truck: $100

 

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.

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