SPECIAL OLYMPICS SASKATCHEWAN

 

SPECIAL OLYMPIC SASKATCHEWAN 2018 TRUCK CONVOY AND FUNDRAISER
Saturday, September 15th, 2018


The 2018 Truck Convoy (comprised of 45 semi truck drivers and 8 Truck Pull Teams) was a unique celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. Local law enforcement agencies made a special dispensation and escorted a convoy of trucks from Swift Current to Regina and from Saskatoon to Regina to the Turvey Centre in Regina.


The 12th Annual Convoy was welcomed by the Special Olympics community, athletes, families, friends, colleagues, law enforcement officers, and the organizations, companies and agencies that made up the trucking industry.
A barbeque and truck pull competition was held to recognize participating truckers, law enforcement agencies in support of the trucking industry and particularly for raising funds for Special Olympics and awareness of people with intellectual disabilities. (Note: Norm Scheiderham, a corporal with the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. first created the Truck Convoy).


This year’s Truck Convoy raised over $20,000 for Saskatchewan Special Olympics and provided for more awareness of the organization’s principles and purpose.
The Knights of Columbus Bishop O’Neill council Brother Knights assisted in the preparation and serving of the barbeque of hot dogs, hamburgers and the serving of refreshments and snacks. Thank you to all brother knights who supported the 2018 Truck Convoy! We will see you there next year!


Note: for further information on the 2018 truck convoy, see the Saskatchewan Special Olympics website.


Submitted by Terry Shalley, State Special Olympics Program Director


The selling of the Charity appeal tickets, $1.00 from every K of C member goes directly to Special Olympics Saskatchewan for all their athlete programs and activities in the province. Last year our State donated over $17,000 to their organization.

 
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