Truckers roll out Saturday for Special Olympics

| 9/25/2009

Land Line Senior Editor Jami Jones and OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker drivers Howard and Pam Hart are in Sioux Falls, SD, this weekend. They’ll join OOIDA Member Marty Ellis and more truckers as they roll out with the World’s Largest Truck Convoy.

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics raised more than $643,000 last year with 1,700 truckers participating. Three convoys rolled Sept. 12 in Manitoba, Kansas and Utah, and a fourth convoy set out Sept. 19 in Ontario.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, at least a dozen more events will convoy for the cause.

Here’s a roundup of dates, locations and contact info for the Sept. 26 events.

South Suburban College in South Holland
Contact: Jeff Henson at 800-394-0562
Special Olympics Illinois

Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
Contact: Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-986-5520
Special Olympics Iowa

St. Louis: The Family Arena in St. Charles
Contact: Crystal Chalk at 800-846-2682
Special Olympics Missouri (St. Louis)

Joplin: Petro
Contact: Robin Anderson at 417-624-5505
Special Olympics Missouri (Joplin)

I-State Truck Center at 4600 S. Frontage Rd in Billings
Contact: Sheryl Shockley at 406-855-3790
Special Olympics Montana

Smith Softball Complex in Hastings
Contact: Katie Bowser at 800-247-0105
Special Olympics Nebraska

North Carolina
Charlotte: Verizon Amphitheater in Concord
Raleigh: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Contact: Roy Forrest at 336-707-5731
Special Olympics North Carolina

South Dakota
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls
Contact: Marty Ellis at 417-291-0202
Special Olympics South Dakota
Tacoma Dome
Contact: Mary Do at 206-362-4848, ext. 218
Special Olympics Washington

Pioneer Travel Plaza in Richfield off Hwy 41 at Exit 60
Contact: Julie Buedding at 608-222-1324, ext. 222
Special Olympics Wisconsin

Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne
Contact: Erin Gamroth at 800-7385-8345
Special Olympics Wyoming

Credit Union Center in Saskatoon
Contact: Paul Perry at 305-569-9369
Special Olympics Saskatchewan

The rest of the convoys take place on Oct. 3, here’s the information for those events.

Oct. 3 convoys:

Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington
Contact: Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482
Special Olympics Delaware

Canterbury Park in Shakopee
Contact: Kathy Karkula at 612-604-1272
Special Olympics Minnesota