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 – tblackwell@kwtoronto.com 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 krichardson@krway.com

Charlie Charalambous – Director of Public Relations, TTSAO – ccharalambous@isbc.ca