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Nearly fifty trucks from over thirty trucking companies took part in Rhode Island's 2022 Torch Run Truck Convoy® for Special Olympics on Sunday, May 22.
Co-hosted by Special Olympics Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Trucking Association and various municipal and state enforcement agencies, the convoy began at the IGT Headquarters parking lot in West Greenwich. Participants enjoyed complimentary full breakfast provided by Twin Catering. Special Olympics athletes made the call for driver to roll at 9:00am. Led by a police escort, the convoy drove up Route 95 to Route 146 through Providence and down Route 95. Upon returning to the starting point, lunch was served courtesy Dan's Place.
Shout Out to Cardi Furniture for Putting up a Great Billboard Promoting the Convoy!
Special Olympics Athletes Heather, Sarah, Henry, Michael and Matthew call for drivers to roll.
Dean Warehouse Services
Gentry Moving & Hauling
Sponsors of the 2022 Torch Run Truck Convoy for Special Olympics RI
Trucks Lined Up Awaiting the Athletes' Call To Roll.
The convoy was led by Presenting Sponsor Newport Propane.
All proceeds raised by the convoy went to Special Olympics Rhode Island and enable Rhode Island athletes to train and compete free of charge. Click here for more information about Special Olympics Rhode Island.
The Convoy rolls, escorted by law enforcement from around Rhode Island
"I am thrilled to report that Sunday's Truck Convoy made almost $13,000," stated Tracy Garabedian, Senior Director of Special Events & LETR for Special Olympics Rhode Island. "This is double what the event raised made in previous years for our athletes, and this is OUTSTANDING!"
"Today was a perfect day to showcase our industry’s pride and professionalism in support of a great cause,” said Chris Maxwell, President of the Rhode Island Trucking Association. "I am grateful to all who participated and made this year’s event a success."
RITA's Chris Maxwell and SORI's Bill Ziehl flanked by participants and "representatives" from Cardi Furniture.
"Outstanding" Outcome to Rhode Island's 2022 Torch Run Truck Convoy for Special Olympics RI