The St. Jude Peoria to Memphis Corvette Drive is an annual charity event benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This fun and inspiring two-day event takes place the Thursday and Friday after Mother's Day.
It was founded in 2012 by Michael McCoy after he was approached by Corvette enthusiasts to start a “Drive” from Peoria, IL, to Memphis, TN. Every year, Corvette drivers and St. Jude supporters depart Uftring Chevrolet in Washington, IL, for the 465-mile trek to Memphis, where they enjoy dinner, tour the Hospital and visit with patients and doctors, and then return to Peoria. Special thanks to our generous sponsors Uftring Chevrolet, Gary Uftring, and Joe Knapp!
Since its 2012 inception, the St. Jude Drive has raised more than $1.1 Million to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2019, the St. Jude Drives from Peoria, Effingham and St. Louis raised $255,000 with 71 Corvettes involved and will continue to earn more funds for the kids!
The first Satellite Drive was created in 2018 – Effingham to Memphis and in 2019 we added St. Louis. New for 2020 is our Louisville to Memphis satellite.
The STLCC will meet up with the Peoria clubs for the St Jude Drive. To drive with us contact the sponsors - Ruth & Randy Howard.
Save the date for the Annual St. Jude Corvette Drive – Thursday & Friday, MAY 12 – 13, 2022!
St Jude Corvette Drive | St Jude Children Research Hospital
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Charity Sponsor: Ruth & Randy Howard