World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2010

| 8/17/2010

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics raised more than $606,000 last year with 1,500 truckers participating in 29 convoys across the U.S. and Canada.

The Aug. 7 convoy in Louisiana has already happened, but the other 2010 convoys take place on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2 and in November. Here’s a roundup of dates, locations and contact info for the upcoming events.

Sept. 11 convoys:
Mittens Truck Stop in Oakley
Wilken’s Truck and Trailer in Goodland
Contact: Joe and Jane Mentlick at 785-443-1682
Special Olympics Kansas

Oak Bluff Recreation Centre
Contact: Terry Hopkinson at 204-771-8891
Special Olympics Manitoba

Sept. 18 convoys:
Jobing Arena in Glendale
Contact: Marlene Calabrese at 602-230-0081
Special Olympics Arizona

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park
Contact: Jeff Henson at 800-394-0562
Special Olympics Illinois

Woodworth: Protected Cargo LLC at Exit 73 off I-49
Contact: Dee Dee Bass at 800-959-5529
Special Olympics Louisiana (Woodworth)

Spartan Stores in Grand Rapids
Contact: Tom Dowdall at
Special Olympics Michigan

Joplin: Petro
Contact: Jennifer Brown at 417-624-5505
Special Olympics Missouri (Joplin)

St. Louis: The Family Arena in St. Charles
Contact: Crystal Chalk at 314-961-7755
Special Olympics Missouri (St. Louis)

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 402-331-5545, ext. 17
Special Olympics Nebraska

North Carolina
Charlotte: Verizon Amphitheater in Concord
Raleigh: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Contact: Dot Kohlbach at 919-818-5609
Special Olympics North Carolina

Paris Fairgrounds in Paris, Ontario
Contact: Tammy Blackwell at 519-577-2556
Special Olympics Ontario

Credit Union Center in Saskatoon
Contact: Faye Matt at 306-780-9440
Special Olympics Saskatchewan

DATS Trucking in North Salt Lake
Contact: Lyn Rees at 801-301-0238
Special Olympics Utah

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 800-735-8345
Special Olympics Wyoming

Sept. 25 convoys:
Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
Contact: Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-986-5520
Special Olympics Iowa

North Dakota
Red River Valley Fairgrounds in Fargo
Contact: Kathy Meagher at 701-746-0331
Special Olympics North Dakota

South Dakota
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls
Contact: Marty Ellis at 417-291-0202
Special Olympics South Dakota

Oct. 2 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

South Carolina
Public Safety Headquarters in Blythewood
Contact: Sam Alexander at 803-397-6303
Special Olympics South Carolina

November convoy:

2011 convoys:
Idaho – June 11
United Hauling Truck Show and Shine
Contact: Amy Eisele at 208-323-0482, ext. 18
Special Olympics Idaho

Kentucky – April 2
Mid-America Trucking Show
Contact: Dave Kerchner at 502-695-8222
Special Olympics Kentucky