Over 500 strong took to the tarmac at Newark Liberty International to test their strength against a Boeing 737, raising more than $165,000 for our athletes!

45 Teams registered to pull for a cause at the 23rd annual Plane Pull presented by United. One of those teams was Special Olympics Unified, a team comprised of a group of Special Olympics athletes and unified partners!


Take a look at some of the results below:

Trophies awarded for top 3 Highest Fundraising Teams ($ raised at team check-in);

1st Fairfield’s Finest, $14,014

2nd CrossFit Barbending, $12,899

3rd Team Mandelbaum, $11,560


Trophies awarded for top 3, Fastest Pull Time, to move the aircraft 12 feet;

1st Fairfield’s Finest, 6.96 seconds

2nd BMH & Blue, 7.06 seconds

3rd FedEx – Rolling Thunder, 7.54 seconds


Trophies awarded for top 3, Lowest Combined Team Weight, to move the aircraft 12 feet in under 2 minutes:

1st Fairfield’s Finest, 1,292 Lbs., 6 people

2nd BMH & Blue,1,393 Lbs., 13 people

3rd CFM Pulls A Plane, 1,585 Lbs., 8 people


And of course, major thanks to our generous supporters!

Stay tuned for photos in the coming days.

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