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About the Plane Pull Challenge

Looking for a great team-building event for your co-workers, friends or family? Join us for the 2016 Plane Pull Challenge to benefit Special Olympics Indiana!

To participate, each team must raise at least $1,200 in pledges. All funds raised by the event benefit Special Olympics Indiana. To register yourself and your team for the 2016 Plane Pull Challenge, click Plane Pull registration. Final rosters are not due until the day of the event on August 27.

Through the registration process, you will be able to create your own free, personal Plane Pull webpage by following the step-by-step instructions. Register today and start collecting pledges online. Each donation will automatically be added to your Plane Pull team total. See how you rank against the other teams!


For more information, email Scott Furnish or call (317) 328-2000.


For information about volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Plane Pull Challenge, please email the State Office or call (800) 742-0612.

Prize Incentive Details

We’ve prepared exciting prizes for teams who raise $2500 or more! 1 prize per category. Are you up for the challenge? Click here for details about each prize category.


Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. On-site registration opens
8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. Plane Pull competition begins
9:00 a.m. Family Fun Festival opens
9:00 a.m. Bubble Soccer Competition begins
11:00 a.m. Half-time Ceremonies
11:20 a.m. Kid’s Exhibition Pull
11:30 a.m. Competition resumes

The divisions will compete in the following order: Unified Special Olympics Division, Corporate, Women’s Division, Public Safety, Open, High School

Pacers Sports & Entertainment Bracket Challenge

Do you want to challenge some of the top sponsor, sports and media teams in a tournament bracket fastest-pull competition?  Teams of 12 (like a basketball roster) will pull multiple times until a champion is crowned as long as you have the faster time against the team(s) that you are paired with.

The top 2 online fundraising teams by 6pm EST on Tuesday, August 23 will qualify for this unique inaugural competition.  This exciting competition will take place after the conclusion of the half-time ceremonies.

Prizes and a commemorative trophy will be awarded to the champion. Don’t delay, register your team and fundraise today!



We are thrilled to announce that the Pacers have selected Myles Turner as the Pacers player making a guest appearance at the 2016 Plane Pull Challenge!

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Your 2016 Emcees

Marianne Lyles

Marianne Lyles

Marianne comes to Indianapolis from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she also helped wake-up viewers on WISN 12. Before Milwaukee, she worked at 14 WFIE in Evansville, where she anchored the weekend evening shows.

Marianne loves Special Olympics and is a big advocate of Big Brothers Big Sisters too. Marianne loves sports, and you’ll often hear her talking about fantasy football. Marianne looks forward to hearing your story ideas and about fun events in your community.

Catch Marianne Lyles weekdays on the new WTTV Morning News.

Follow Marianne on Facebook

Tim Doty

Tim Doty

Tim started his career in Alpena, Mich., and made stops in Lansing and Grand Rapids, before coming to Indianapolis. He started his career as a “sports guy” and is excited to be able to watch his Michigan State Spartans play in West Lafayette, Bloomington and right here in the Circle City.

Tim also loves getting out in the community working with Special Olympics and various animal causes. He is a proud husband and father (and cat owner!) who is an avid golfer and traveler and has a second-degree Black Belt in Karate.

You can watch Tim on WTTV Morning and Noon News.

Follow Tim on Facebook

Zakk Babb

Zakk Babb

Zakk is a small town guy with a big city ambition who grew up in a place north of Indianapolis called Royal Center. After moving to Indianapolis for college, his radio career quickly began. Outside of moving to Bloomington for a couple of years, his career has kept him in Indianapolis.

Zakk is involved with many charitable organizations throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana, along with serving as the 2016 emcee for the Plane Pull Challenge. He’s extremely excited about serving as a 2016 Emcee this year!

Fun fact about Zakk: he has severe phobia of adam’s apples (feel free to ask him about this)

Catch Zakk every afternoon on 93.9 The Beat.


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