Plane Pull 2015
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2015 Event Results
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year our best Plane Pull yet! 81 teams participated and nearly $160,000 was raised. 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.
Be sure to check out the great event photos here.
View complete Plane Pull results here.
- Open Division: Meade 1
- Public Safety Division: Niles Police Department
- Hotel Division: Hilton Chicago O'Hare Blue Energy Team
- Grand Champion: Meade 1
- Top Fundraising Team: Niles Police Department
- Team Spirit Award: Team Clover Mini Minions
What is the Plane Pull?
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 lbs. 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).
Teams compete in one of three divisions:
- Open Division (ideal for companies, school teams, gyms, crossfits, clubs, friends and families)
- Public Safety Division (law enforcement officers, fire fighters, paramedics, DNR, DOC and military personnel; teams need at least 10 public safety competitors to qualify)
- Hotel Division (back by popular demand, we have created a division solely for groups in the hotel industry)
Questions on this event? Please contact Matt Johnson.