World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2009 roundup

| Friday, September 18, 2009

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 this past weekend in Manitoba, Kansas and Utah.  

Truckers can join the Ontario convoy at the Paris Fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario, on Sept. 19. For more details, click here.

The rest of the convoys take place on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Here’s a roundup of dates, locations and contact info for the upcoming events.

Sept. 26 convoys:

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

Petro at 26416 W. Service in Milbury
Contact: Paige Ludwig 614-239-7050
Special Olympics Ohio

South Dakota
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls
Contact: Marty Ellis at 417-291-0202
Special Olympics South Dakota
*Special guests at the South Dakota convoy will include Land Line’s Jami Jones and OOIDA’s Spirit of the American Trucker drivers Howard and Pam Hart.

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

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