Calgary, AB,
18
September
2014
|
19:00
America/Denver

World’s Largest Truck Convoy® fundraising event rolls through Calgary to benefit local Special Olympics athletes

This Saturday, law enforcement and truckers throughout Canada and the United States will join forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy (WLTC) for Special Olympics. Semis, Tractor Trailers and other Big Rigs will load Stoney Trail as they travel an approximately 76 km loop back to their starting point at the Alberta Motor Transport Association Head Office (285005 Wrangler Way) to celebrate their support of the athletes of Special Olympics.

The international fund raising and awareness event, the WLTC, is a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics so they can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the WLTC one of their annual signature events.

Special Olympics has a way of bringing everyone together, setting aside differences and building communities of acceptance. The fact that Special Olympics can bring together the law enforcement officers and truckers is a testament to how athletes of Special Olympics are a true inspiration.

The Calgary leg of the WLTC is part of an international event which unites more than 1,000 truckers in 4 Canadian provinces and 15 United States, and collectively raised over $586,000 in 2013 alone. Truckers here in Calgary will traverse 76 km to AMTA Head Office where there will be a celebration event.

Trucking companies and truckers who want to participate in this year’s event can visit the convoy’s web site at www.albertatorchrun.ca for more information and to register. The minimum donation to participate in the Special Olympics convoy is $100 per truck. The driver or team who raises the most money will win the coveted spot of leading the convoy.

All people are invited to attend the route end event at AMTA Head Office, 285005 Wrangler Way at noon. 

Media Contact: Theresa Garagan, (403) 818.7347 or tgaragan@calgarypolice.ca