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!

Our Mission

To support the mission of ALSAC and to provide funds, raised through an annual Corvette drive, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate located in Peoria, IL.  These funds are to be used for the continued research and care of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Event Calendar

Upcoming Events
2:00 pm St. Jude Drive Holiday Happy Hour @ Brasky's Bar & Grill
St. Jude Drive Holiday Happy Hour @ Brasky's Bar & Grill
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your family and friends and gather with fellow Corvette Drivers to kick of the holidays and St. Jude Drive season!  Food and drink is available for purchase from the menu.  
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