Name of Program: 2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Carolina
Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Registration begins at 8 a.m., Convoy begins at 9:30 a.m., Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Location: PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Road, Charlotte, NC 28262
Route: 28 miles – Start out going north on Pavilion Blvd. toward US-29 N. Turn left onto US-29 North, proceed to I-485 South. Turn left onto I-485 South and drive to Exit 51, Highway 74 Independence Blvd. Cross bridge and return to I-485 North. Take EXIT 32 – US 29. Turn left onto US-29 North/N. Tryon Street, turn right onto Pavilion Blvd. End at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd.
Description: The 2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. Two thousand big rig trucks will traverse throughout the United States and Canada throughout the year.
North Carolina is hosting a leg in Charlotte. The Charlotte leg will begin and end at the PNC Music Pavilion. More than 100 trucks will travel 28 miles up and down I-485 returning to the PNC Music Pavilion for a barbecue lunch, which will be complimentary for all drivers.
The public is invited to attend the event at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
About the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an annual international public awareness and fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 5.4 million children and adults 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 19 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. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.