Wyoming truck convoy results for special olympics

Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 7:08 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Law enforcement and truck drivers joined forces for the Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes on September 19, 2020 at the WYDOT yard in Cheyenne Wyoming. 36 semi-trucks, 4 Law enforcement agencies and WYDOT staff lined the roads through Cheyenne to celebrate their support of Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. Over $6,200 was raised to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

This international awareness and fundraising event is a unique partnership between law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics so athletes can continue to train in year-round sports activities. Officers involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have made the Truck Convoy one of their many annual signature events. The fact that Special Olympics can bring together law enforcement and truckers is a testament to how Special Olympics athletes are a true inspiration to us all.

The Truck Convoy to support Special Olympics Wyoming began in 2005 as part of an international promotion and partnership between Law Enforcement and the trucking community. More than $75,000 has been raised to support Special Olympics Wyoming.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, at its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces, and 50 US states. Since its inception worldwide, the Torch Run revenues globally are more than $794 MILLION for Special Olympics. In Wyoming, the Law Enforcement community has raised more than $1.5 million, since 1987 to support our Special Olympics athletes.

About Special Olympics Wyoming

Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

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