The St. Jude Peoria to Memphis Corvette Drive was founded in 2012 by Michael McCoy after he was approached by Corvette enthusiasts to start a “Corvette 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 a group dinner, tour the hospital and visit with patients and doctors, and then return to Peoria. It is modeled after the St. Jude Rides event, which is a motorcycle ride from Peoria to Memphis and has raised over $3 million in 8 years! There are no expenses, thanks to our generous sponsors Gary Uftring, Joe Knapp, and Uftring Chevrolet!
Since its 2012 inception, the St. Jude Drive has raised more than $300,000 to further the livesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2015, the St. Jude Drive raised $120,000 with more than 40 Corvettes involved and will continue to earn more funds for the kids of St. Jude!
Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual St. Jude Drive – Thursday, May 12 – Friday, May 13, 2016!