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Convoy for Special Olympics Kansas

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 that raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics. From a single event in Orlando, FL in 2001, where 97 trucks raised $17,000, the Convoy has expanded dramatically and now raises millions of dollars for Special Olympics in 26 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces! Participants follow a Law Enforcement escorted convoy from Dodge City to Cimarron and Oakley or Goodland to Colby where there is a local community celebration recognizing participating truckers and the support of the trucking industry.

As Special Olympics Kansas continues to return to activity and build online training, your participation in the Convoy can help ensure our programs are ready for all 4800 athletes. The Convoy has always delivered smiles, and promises to do so again for 2021! 

THIS YEAR, we are asking you to enroll your company vehicles, personal cars, or motorcycles and help us log over 3,000 miles for the Special Olympics Kansas Convoy!

Participation Options:

For 2021 we will be offering two different options to participate.  In-person entry fee includes convoy, one goodie bag, lunch and entertainment. Additional riders, friends and family are asked to join us at lunch for a freewill donation.

Those unable to attend the in-person Convoy, are welcome to join the Convoy in spirit by receiving their window decal, shirt, and cruising to their favorite spot that day. They can return their mileage sheet that will be added to the mileage of the in-person Convoy. 

 

Rules for the Convoy

1. Regardless of if you are participating in-person or at home, have fun!

2. Vehicles must be road safe and in good working order.

3. All participating vehicles and drivers must register with Special Olympics Kansas. Registration can be done by clicking the “Register Now” button at the top of the page, or downloading and mailing the form linked to the “Register by Mail” button.

4. Any vehicle or mode of transportation is welcome to participate! Motorcycles, cars, light duty trucks, semis, tractor trailers, vans, or scooters may join with their paid entry. 

Day of Convoy

1. Be sure to clean the area on your vehicle before applying the official Convoy decal. SOKS is not responsible for any damage done to a vehicle’s shine or polish.

2. Please take photos of your journey in the Convoy! Stop along Kansas’ scenic byways or historical markers. Get creative!

3. Share your photos or videos to our social media channels. (Facebook: Special Olympics Kansas, Twitter and Instagram: @sokansas

4. At the end of the day, complete the official mileage log and return it to Special Olympics Kansas. Logs can be emailed to schultel@ksso.org or mailed to SOKS at the address above.

5. Remove decal. 

After the Convoy

1. Visit SOKS’ social media accounts for final tallies and view participant photos.

2. Thank local sponsors!

3. Celebrate knowing you helped bring Special Olympics Kansas back to activity for our athletes!