..is over, and it was a great success. Again this year on August 18 and 19th hundreds of truck drivers and their families gathered together in Burr Ridge to participate in this two day event for professional truck drivers. It is known by now that our Tournament supports Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. This year too, the Shrine delegation was present and available to give answers to any possible questions our guests and sponsors might have had.
When comes to sponsors we must say we had some exceptional names among them. Interstate Distributor was again our General Sponsor. Midwest Utility, a big name in the trailer world was one of the sponsors as well as one of the biggest logistics firms in Chicago – Comtrak. For a full list of Tournament sponsors you can visit the Tournament website at www.compasstournament.com. We thank them all for supporting this unique event. Without them the whole organization would be much harder.
Soccer was again the main focus of the Tournament. There were 16 teams playing this year. One of the requirements to participate in the games was that all of the players had to be CDL holders. The news is that this requirement will no longer be enforced in the next year’s Tournament. We will allow all of the members of the Transportation industry to play, which is to say: truck drivers, dispatchers, mechanics… All are welcome to play at the next Fourth Tournament which will be held at the same place on August 17th and 18th of 2013.
This year prizes were taken by: AV Carriers was the best soccer team and they won the First Prize, $3000.00 and a special VIP suite at Toyota Park at the game between Chicago Fire and Houston.
The second place belongs to ABS Trucking and they took home a check on $2000.00.
The third place was won by Unlimited Carriers. They won $1000.00
At the end of the Tournament, our Famous Compass Truck giveaway was held. Yes, we give away a truck. For free. The only condition is that you have a CDL. And we are not going to change that next year. You still have to have a CDL and be present at the Tournament to win. This year winner was Zdravko Glamoclija from Chicago and he won the 2007 Volvo VNL 760.
Next year…look out for those drawing tickets. You never know, the next truck we give away might be yours.
You can visit the picture gallery of the Tournament and see moments of those two days, during which all of us had fun, the players, the families, the kids.
Thank you all and see you next year.