11 YEARS, $580,000 RAISED!
CONVOY IN THE NEWS..
11th Annual Truck Convoy Raises $52,000 with 72 Trucks
On behalf of the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics we want to express a heartfelt THANK YOU to our dedicated Event Organizing Committee, Volunteers, Drivers, Athletes, Officers and Supporters!
The 11th Annual Truck Convoy on October 17th was a tremendously inspiring and uplifting day filled with support and encouragement from the trucking industry and law enforcements partnership for the betterment of Special Olympics. We cannot thank everyone enough for their tireless dedication and support which has a lasting effect on over 20,000 Special Olympics Ontario Athletes living with an intellectual disability in this Province.
World's Largest Truck Convoy Rolls Down Hwy. 401
Fall has finally hit southern Ontario – and while the crisp air and flurries were in full-force this weekend, it didn’t stop the World’s Largest Convoy from rolling down Highway 401 for a good cause.
In total, 72 trucks made their way to Paris, Ontario to join in on the 11th annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy in support of the Special Olympics Ontario. Truck drivers paired off with Special Olympics athletes and headed west on the 401 all to raise money for these athletes who need the funds for renting rinks, fields and spaces for activities, as well as to raise awareness to get more people involved in the program. AJP_7966
The convoy has raised almost $530,000 over the last decade the convoy has been running (excluding this years’ convoy) and it means a lot to the organization.
“The athletes and those that benefit from the proceeds look so forward to this event every year,” said Glenn MacDonell, president and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario. “There’s a lot of good, big hearted people in the trucking community who take a lot of pride in what they do. It’s just such a great, unique way for Special Olympics Ontario to raise funds and awareness about our organization.
Read the entire article HERE
It's a Convoy!
On Saturday October 17, BigRoad attended the Truck Convoy in Paris, Ontario which is a two-day event benefitting the Special Olympics. It was such a great event! We met a lot of different people - drivers, volunteers, families and even representatives from the Special Olympics organization itself.
BigRoad’s social media was on fire with lots of support and messages on Twitter and Facebook. We tweeted throughout and posted lots of fantastic photos. Be sure to check them out! We also took some video of the event so stay tuned for some of that footage.
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Paris Convoy Pulls in $52,000 for Special Olympics
The Southern Ontario chapter of the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics ran in Paris, ON the weekend of Oct. 17 when a total of 69 trucks made the 100 km loop from Paris to Ingersoll and back, raising $52,000 pledges and sponsorships.
On-site raffle drawings, contests and promotions brought a few thousand more into the coffers.
This was the Paris Convoy's 11th year. Total donations to Special Olympics from this one source topped $580,000 with this year's tally.
Each year a few dozen such events take place in cities across North America, including five in Canada, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Special Olympics athletes in their quest for self-fulfillment and maybe even a few medals at sporting events.
The Paris Convoy ran a month late this year due to some organizing challenges. In fact, the event almost didn't happen, but some heroic last minute efforts pulled everything together in less than a month.
Read the entire article HERE
Woodstock Truck Show - 2016 Calendars For Sale!
The Woodstock Truck Show Special Olympics 2016 Fundraising Calendar is now available for purchase! Calendars are $15/each, or $10/each if you buy 10 or more. Special thanks to Scott Verbruggen for the generosity, all proceeds benefit the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics.
Visit the Woodstock Truck Show website HERE
Woodstock Facebook page HERE
Woodstock Sentinal Review article HERE. "Truck show raises money for Special Olympics"