Special Olympics Colorado hosts plane pull fundraiser

Fundraiser benefits athletes with intellectual disabilities

Staff Report
Posted 9/1/21

Teams of 15 took turns pulling a 65,000-pound Gulfstream jet down the tarmac at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport on Aug. 28 as part of Special Olympics Colorado’s annual plane pull fundraiser. More …

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Special Olympics Colorado hosts plane pull fundraiser

Fundraiser benefits athletes with intellectual disabilities

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Teams of 15 took turns pulling a 65,000-pound Gulfstream jet down the tarmac at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport on Aug. 28 as part of Special Olympics Colorado’s annual plane pull fundraiser. More than 1,000 participants tried their hand at pulling the jet, vying for trophies in categories such as fastest time, most money raised and best team costume.

Teams were asked to fundraise a minimum of $1,000 for Special Olympics Colo., an organization that serves nearly 18,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state. The event also featured food, a beer garden, vendors and giveaways.

Special Olympics Colorado Chief Executive Officer Megan Scremin said the plane pull is one of the organization’s most popular events.

“The Plane Pull continues to be a favorite among our supporters and athletes alike,” said Scremin. “Our community showed an incredible level of support during the 2020 event, and we can’t wait to return for another outstanding day!”

Another plane pull will be held in Colorado Springs on Sept. 18. More information can be found at specialolympicsco.org.

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