TTSAO Conference Committee Donates to Convoy for The Special Olympics
February 22st, 2017 – Hamilton, ON – For the second consecutive year the Truck Training Schools
Association of Ontario (TTSAO) Conference Committee made a donation to Convoy for Special Olympics
– Paris, Ontario.
In lieu of gifts for speakers the TTSAO conference committee last year decided to take that money along
with some additional funds raised from the conference and make a donation to a great cause hosted by
the trucking industry.
"You make a living by what you earn and you make a life by what you give. The TTSAO is proud to be
part of the Convoy for Special Olympics in Paris, Ontario" commented Charlie Charalambous, Director of
Communications and Public Relations and Committee Chairman of the TTSAO.
Tammy Blackwell accepted the donation on behalf of the Convoy at a special presentation made at the
2017 TTSAO Conference – Striving for Excellence in Training. Blackwell has been the longtime event
coordinator and says " I have seen the impact the Convoy has had over the years, not only on the
athletes but with the drivers. This event and the relationships between the athlete and the truckers go
beyond just one day".
The funds raised from Convoy go right back to the athletes and the community and helps pay for such
things as sports equipment, facility rentals and it companies transportation for the athletes. For the
trucking industry hosting a Convoy brings awareness. When a large number of trucks travel down the
401 and through the community in support of a special Olympics it makes quite an impact.
The TTSAO Conference Committee encourages its school members and trucking companies to put a
truck in the Convoy in 2017 and help raise some much needed dollars for a great cause. This year’s
Convoy will be September 16 th , 2017 in Paris, ON with move in and industry celebration on Friday the
15 th .
For more information, contact:
Tammy Blackwell – Chairperson – firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-577- 2556.
Kim Richardson – Chairman, TTSAO – KRTS office – 1-800- 771-8171 x 201 or cell – 905-512- 0254 or by
email at email@example.com
Charlie Charalambous – Director of Public Relations, TTSAO – firstname.lastname@example.org