The St. Jude 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.
The St. Jude Peoria to Memphis Drive 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 trip to Memphis, where they enjoy dinner, explore Beale Street, tour the Hospital and visit with patients and doctors, before returning to Peoria. 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. Special thanks to our generous sponsors Uftring Chevrolet and Mid America Motorworks!
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!
***NEW DATE for the 9th Annual St. Jude Corvette Drive – Thursday, Aug 20 – Friday, Aug 21, 2020!