Park Ridge Police to Participate in the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull
2013 marks the fifth year for this ultimate person versus machine challenge. This extreme and unique event, which pits teams of 20 against a UPS aircraft weighing more than 180,000 lbs., is a signature fundraiser that raises both money and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. In fact, the Plane Pull has raised more than $240,000 since its inception!
While the Plane Pull attracts a diverse cross-section of people, these participants all share an adventurous spirit, a generous heart and the desire to make a difference. This is also a great opportunity for your group to pull together for a common cause – the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. It is undoubtedly a team-building experience like no other!
Teams consist of a maximum of 20 members, but can choose to pull with less than 20 if desired. Groups compete to pull the plane 12 feet in the fastest amount of time. Each team should collect a minimum of $1,000 for the privilege of competing in this exclusive event – all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
The event is open to the public and will also include entertainment, food, an awards ceremony, on-site vehicle displays and a Kid’s Zone with various activities. Spectators are strongly encouraged to attend and cheer on their favorite team!
The Plane Pull is also a key part of law enforcement’s grassroots efforts to raise both money and awareness for their charity of choice: Special Olympics. The men and women of the Park Ridge Police Department will participate in the plane pull on Saturday, September 21st at O’Hare International Airport. To learn more or to make a donation, contact Officer Julie Genualdi at 847-318-5233 or visit http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/parkridge-policedepartment/planepull2013
Let’s pull together and make a difference!