Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces once again this fall for the World's Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics. Truckers throughout Illinois are invited to join the annual Illinois convoy on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Tinley Park.
The Illinois Truck Convoy begins at 10 a.m. from First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, and travels along Interstates 80 and 57 and back to the Amphitheatre - about a 22 mile trip. The ending celebration - open to the public - includes food, music and the opportunity to meet some grateful Special Olympics Illinois athletes. Many truckers bring their families along for the ride.
Trucking companies and truckers who want to participate in this year's event can visit the Special Olympics Illinois website at www.soill.org/convoy for more information and a registration packet.
The minimum donation to participate in the Special Olympics convoy is $100 per truck. Trucking companies can also bid to win the coveted spot of leading the convoy.
The World's Largest Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers 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 WTLC one of their many annual signature events.