Over 500 strong took to the tarmac at Newark Liberty International to test their strength against a Boeing 737, raising more than $165,000 for our athletes!
45 Teams registered to pull for a cause at the 23rd annual Plane Pull presented by United. One of those teams was Special Olympics Unified, a team comprised of a group of Special Olympics athletes and unified partners!
It was a pleasure hosting the Plane Pull, a fundraising event that benefits more than 25,000 #SpecialOlympics New Jersey athletes. Thank you to all the supporters of the @SONewJersey event, and congrats to all the winners. pic.twitter.com/sF7yWVddIz
— Newark Liberty Airport (@EWRairport) September 29, 2018
Take a look at some of the results below:
Trophies awarded for top 3 Highest Fundraising Teams ($ 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!
Thank you @PANYNJ and @EWRairport for hosting our 22nd annual Plane Pull to support over 25,000 athletes! pic.twitter.com/sXx4KiKrty
— Special Olympics NJ (@SONewJersey) September 29, 2018
Stay tuned for photos in the coming days.