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2020 Virtual Plane Pull for Special Olympics IL

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One Team - Pulling Together

For the health and safety of all involved, the in-person Illinois Plane Pull events have been canceled this year but our athletes still need your help and support more than ever! The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is delighted to launch the 2020 Virtual Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.  This is an exciting opportunity to engage in your favorite parts of the Plane Pull but from the comfort of your own home! From September 25 - October 30, individuals and/or teams will compete in a plane building and flight contest. 

We are also offering an exclusive 2020 Plane Pull - Pull Together t-shirt exclusively to our past Plane Pull participants and sponsors. 

Now more than ever, we asking our supporters to Pull Together for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.  

How Does it Work?

The Virtual Plane Pull is a great way to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois from the comfort of your own home! There are three different ways to support: 

Plane Builder - $20 

Register as a Plane Builder and receive an exclusive balsa wood airplane kit to build, decorate and fly!  Participants will then submit photos of their plane as well as a video of their flight and distance via this form at Click here for a complete list of rules.  Winners will be announced on November 1st on the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run social media platforms and at Award categories include: Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team, Most Creative Plane Decoration, Longest Distance Flown in each division and 2020 Pulling Together Grand Champion. 

Pull Together T-Shirt - $30 

Individuals who don't want to build a plane but are still looking for a way to support the athletes can register to receive our exclusive Pull Together long-sleeved t-shirt! 

Plane Builder & Pull Together T-Shirt - $40 

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Compete in our Plane Building contest and receive the 2020 Commemorative T-Shirt. 

Sponsor Opportunities

Interested in partnering with Special Olympics Illinois on this creative fundraiser that has dedicated supporters virtually competing in plane construction and flight? Consider becoming an official sponsor of the 2020 Virtual Plane Pull and help us raise awareness and funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sponsor deadline is Sunday, October 18, 2020. 

Pull Together Sponsor - $1,500 (2 slots still available)

  • Sponsor Logo featured on back of all 2020 Commemorative Pulling Together Plane Pull event shirts
  • Recognition on Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run social media platforms
  • Opportunity for Special Olympics athlete available to present to your company (in person or virtually) about the Virtual Plane Pull 

To become a sponsor, please contact Jim Fitzpatrick at or call 1-309-888-2010. Deadline for logo inclusion on event shirt is October 20, 2020. 

Where Does The Money Go? 

Every dollar raised through the Plane Pull will help fund Special Olympics programs in your community.  Special Olympics Illinois enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities an dtheir communiteis through sports, education and athlete health.  Learn more about how Special Olympics Illinois is transforming the world at


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