The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300, weighing more than 190,000. That’s right, the plane weighs more than 90 tons! Each team raises a minimum of $1,000 to participate (only $50 per person for a team of 20). Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run will host the 7th Annual Plane Pull at O’Hare International Airport on September 19. The 2014 event was a record-breaking success, as 83 teams participated and more $150,000 was raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
A special thanks to UPS, the Chicago Department of Aviation, City of Chicago, HMS Host and Durham School Services for their continued support of this event.
Teams compete in one of three divisions:
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull the biggest and best yet! A record 84 teams participated in this ultimate tug-of-war competition, battling a UPS Airbus A300 (weighing more than 190,000 lbs.). Additionally, nearly $150,000 was raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois! We are truly grateful for your support, as events like the Plane Pull allow us to provide life-changing opportunities for the thousands of Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.
Questions on this event? Please contact Matt Johnson.