Over 1600 participants pulled the FedEx Boeing 757 at the 15th Anniversary of the Plane Pull Challenge, at the Indianapolis Airport Postal Hub on Saturday August 27!
Thank you to the seventy teams that despite the challenging weather conditions stayed to help Special Olympics Indiana raise $163,000 for the athletes with intellectual disabilities participating in year round sports training and competitions.
Our heartfelt gratitude to Tim Doty & Marianne Lyles, the morning and afternoon anchors from our media partners at CBS4, As Plane Pull Challenge Emcees, they helped to recognize our sponsors and team participants. Thank you to Ms. EKlass from Cumulus who announced the award winners from each division after competition was complete.
The half time ceremonies included athlete guest speaker, Allen Flack from Boone County, who was able to speak to the crowd to share the impact on his life.
The Plane Pull has grown from 15 teams to over 70 teams competing, and has grown to become our largest single-day fundraiser of the year, and we loved celebrating the 15th anniversary with our athletes, supporters, volunteers, sponsors and fans. We hope to see you back next year at the 2017 Plane Pull Challenge!