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 celebration of the trucking industry to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. From that single event held in Orlando, FL in 2001, where 97 trucks raised $17,000, the Truck Convoy has expanded dramatically over the years raising millions of dollars for Special Olympics in 26 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces raising over a million dollars for Special Olympics!
Following a Law Enforcement escorted convoy on a predetermined route celebrations take place with the local communities recognizing participating 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!”
Despite the snowstorm that cancelled the Southwest Convoy, the combined convoys in Kansas raised – an awesome $46,148.85 in 2017 with 48 trucks, 19 motorcycles and 1 car participating!
Thank you to all the drivers, partners, law enforcement officers and volunteers who make the Kansas Convoys
FIRST IN FUNDS RAISED PER TRUCK IN THE USA!
Join us delivering dreams to Kansas athletes!
Every new truck moves SOKS forward.
Truck owners and drivers must register to join the convoys which parade through local towns and end their journey at a local venue for lunch and awards. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required to participate and walk up registrations are welcome. To register, download the waiver, complete and mail to SOKS, 5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202 or contact one of the event coordinators listed in the brochures.
|Two starting locations – Dodge City (Western State Bank Expo Center) & Meade City Park|
to Cimarron Gray County Recreation Center.
|Two starting locations – Oakley (Mitten’s Travel Plaza) & Goodland (24/7 Store)|
to Colby (Oasis Travel Center)
|Southwest KS Sponsorship and Registration Packet||NWKS Facebook Page|
Northwest KS Sponsorship Packages
|Southwest KS Registration Information||Northwest Convoy Registration Form – coming soon|
April 14, 2018
September 8, 2018
|Dodge City – registration 9:00 am|
Convoy starts 11:00 am
|Oakley – registration 3:00 pm CDT|
Convoy starts 4:00 pm
|Meade – registration 10:00 am|
Convoy starts 11:00 am
|Goodland – registration 2:00 pm MT|
Convoy starts 3:00 pm MT
Trucks arrive noon
12:15 pm Free will community lunch
Entertainment and auction
|Colby Events include:|
5:30 pm Free will community meal and auction
7:00 pm. Convoy Light Show and Parade through Colby
8:00 pm Community Ice Cream Social sponsored by Schwan’s
9:00 pm Fireworks sponsored by Taz’s Fireworks
|Event is open to the public||Event is open to the public|
Want to get involved? Contact Luke Schulte, firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-408-4450
Western Kansas communities, Law Enforcement and our trucking friends – You Rock – Thank YOU!
Thanks to all our committees for their planning and dedication, especially Joe & Jane Mentlick, Michelle Leatherwood and Vic Fisher.