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Pulling for a Cause

by Zach Manges for the "Current in Zionsville"

Hercules wannabes and fundraising aficionados alike can look forward to the FedEx Plane Pull Challenge at 9 a.m., Sept. 6, to benefit Special Olympics Indiana. Hosted at the Indianapolis International Airport, the event will see teams of up to twenty competing to pull a Boeing 757.

“The Plane Pull Challenge is a great team-building event whether you’re a corporation, a high school athletic team, or women’s group,” Special Olympics Indiana Manager of Marketing and Public Relations Duchess Adjei said. “It’s a family fun event, and a unique experience of putting people versus machine into a gigantic tug-of-war competition.”

Several Zionsville residents have benefitted from the efforts of this Special Olympics event, including Hugh Breen, who recently won several gold medals in the Special Olympics.

Though the event is not until September, now is the time to sign up. A minimum $1,200 pledge is set for participating teams, but prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams with higher collections. The process is made easy on soindiana.org where participants can securely place funds and compare their progress with other teams.

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Plane Pull Challenge to be held Sept. 6

byBy Devan Strebing for the Hendricks County Flyer

The 13th annual FedEx Plane Pull Challenge for Special Olympics Indiana will be Sept. 6 at the Indianapolis International Airport, 2475 Hoffman Road.

The Plane Pull Challenge is the largest single day fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana.

Teams of up to 20 participants work together to pull a 757 Boeing jet in the least amount of time. A Special Olympics athlete will be added to each team to compete, which helps bring light to all of the abilities that Special Olympics athletes hold.

Teams must raise at least $1,200 ($60 per person) to be able to compete in the event.

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