World’s Largest Truck Convoy
The World’s Largest Truck Convoy is an international, one-day celebration of the trucking industry to raise funds for, and showcase an awareness of, the support of the trucking industry to the athletes of Special Olympics. This international movement incorporates over 12,000 trucks and athletes in 24 states and 4 provinces.
The year 2012 marked the first annual convoy in Atlantic Canada of its kind. Now we are continuing to build this tradition with the help of our good friends in the trucking industry. You can be a part of this exciting event and help shape the history of Special Olympics in Nova Scotia. To learn more about this international effort to raise awareness and provide support to Special Olympics athletes, you can visit the Special Olympics site or the other convoys in Canada.
Special Olympics Nova Scotia
The Nova Scotian branch of the Special Olympics serves over 1,500 athletes in 15 regions across Nova Scotia. With a dedicated group of volunteers, a Board of Directors of 23, and a full-time staff of four, we are taking SONS to a new level. Our established mandate for our future and our goal for implementation has allowed us to accomplish significant milestones – surpassing even our greatest expectations. Visit our website at www.sons.ca to learn more about how you can help in your community.
Special Olympics Worldwide
The Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3.1 million athletes in 175 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighbourhood.
Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.