Date and Time: Saturday, November 19, 2022
8 – 9 a.m. – zMax Dragway Truck Photo Opportunity
8 – 9:15 a.m. – Driver Registration
9:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony and Lead Truck Bidding
10 a.m. – Group Photo
10:25 a.m. – Convoy
11:30 a.m. – Awards, Raffle, Live Music and Lunch
Location: zMax Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord, NC 28027
Description: The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. Two thousand big rig trucks will traverse throughout the United States and Canada during the year through this fundraising initiative.
Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) is hosting a leg in Charlotte. The Charlotte leg will begin and end at zMax Dragway. More than 100 trucks will travel 28 miles up and down I-485 returning to the zMax Dragway for a barbecue lunch, which will be complimentary for all drivers. Participants are encouraged to raise as much as possible, but a minimum donation of $100 is required to participate in the Truck Convoy.
The Truck Convoy for SONC event sponsors include: zMax Dragway, Sysco, Quality Custom Distribution, Secrest Wrecker Service, Inc., R+L Carriers, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sonny’s BBQ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina®.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 5.4 million children and adults around the world who have intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in North Carolina, making it one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Department of Justice and the NC Department of Public Safety.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.