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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!
Tinley Park Truck Convoy Information
The Tinley Park 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 Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre (19100 South Ridgeland Avenue) in Tinley Park. 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 22 miles along I-80 and I-57.
Special Olympics athletes and families, the community, companies and Law Enforcement agencies will welcome the truckers as they return to the Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre 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.
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.
Sponsors receive great benefits for partnering with Special Olympics Illinois & the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Consider sponsoring the Tinley Park 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.