THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN®

"We are the Torch Run, the Mighty, Mighty Torch Run"

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Wyoming Department of Transportation 5300 Bishop Blvd - Cheyenne 

2019 Done!  Thank you all Involved!

2019 Sponsors -
Shake the Bush Sponsor - TriStates Commodity  Hammer Down Sponsors - Walmart Distribution, Wyoming Trucking Association  Georgia Overdrive - Equality State Transport, Sutherland Trucking King Pins - Transpro Burgener, Jester Trucking, ABF Freight Systems, Councours Carrier LLC, S & K Trucking LLC, H & M Express, M Victor & Son, MLT Trucking, Rouse Trucking, Silvertip Transport, T Bar D


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.

Who:         

      • Compassionate Wyoming Truck Drivers

  • Law Enforcement
  • Special Olympics Athletes
  • Families, Friends, and Volunteers

When:        Watch here for 2020 Dates!

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.    Burgers & Dogs • Recognition • Pictures

New This year ~ Recognition to: Largest Donor
  Best in Show (voted on by athletes)

1:30 p.m.      Event finishes

Where:       WY-DOT 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne

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.

Why:

  • To support more than 1,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities that currently compete in Special Olympics Wyoming.
  • Special Olympics Wyoming offers 16 Olympic-type sports; basketball, athletics, aquatics, bocce, tennis, power lifting, cycling, equestrian, golf, softball, soccer, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, bowling, and MATP (Motor Activities Training Program)