Thank you! The 2017 Wyoming Convoy was our largest ever!
Check out pictures and video's from this years event! (Thank you Heather!)
Thank you to the 34 trucks (including our virtual partners around the state)
Three Law Enforcement Agencies and twelve officers
Special Olympics athletes!
We appreciate our sponsors:
Equality State Transportation
Simon Contractors - Sutherland Trucking
WHAT IS THE TRUCK CONVOY to SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS?
The Truck Convoy® is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 50 miles through their respective towns across the U.S and Canada.
Escorted by Law Enforcement, truckers will start and end with the Special Olympics community - athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies, and agencies that make up the trucking industry will join in with a celebration to recognize participating law enforcement and truckers and the support of the trucking industry.
Whatever form the celebration takes, the message is the same:
"Thank you for your support of Special Olympics athletes and for keeping our communities moving!"
Inspired by the powerful impact Special Olympics had on his life through his participation in the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, combined with his family's involvement with the trucking industry, Norm Schneiderhan, a Corporal with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, created the Truck Convoy, a one-day celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN 32 STATES AND 2 PROVINCES IN CANADA.
TYPES OF VEHICLES REQUIRED
Semi-trucks, truck/trailer combinations, large trucks low-boys, dump trucks, flatbeds, buses, large tow trucks, large box trucks, etc. All trucks entering the convoy must be of lO-GVW or larger.
Please note: Trucks carrying Hazardous Materials are NOT permitted to participate in the convoy.
• Compassionate Wyoming Truck Drivers
- Law Enforcement
- Special Olympics Athletes
- Families, Friends, and Volunteers
When: 2018 Dates have not been set yet
9:30 a.m. Registration
- Coffee, orange juice, and pastries will be available in the morning
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Inspiration
11:00 a.m. Truck Convoy Begins
12:00 p.m. Barbecue • Recognition • Pictures
1:30 p.m. Event finishes
Where: New location in 2018
How: Truckers and Law Enforcement meet up and stage a convoy through Cheyenne.
Athletes are there to celebrate the support; lunch is provided, and it all goes to support Special Olympics Wyoming.
- To support more than 1,700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities that currently compete in Special Olympics Wyoming.
- Special Olympics Wyoming offers 16 Olympic-type sports; basketball, athletics, aquatics, tennis, power lifting, cycling, equestrian, golf, softball, soccer, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, bowling, and MATP (Motor Activities Training Program)