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Plane Pull

  • RDU International Airport 2400 John Brantley Boulevard Morrisville, NC, 27560 United States (map)

The 2017 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina will be held April 29, 2017 on the UPS Tarmac at the Raleigh/Durham International Airport.

What is it?

The Plane Pull® in NC helps to provide nearly 40,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to receive sports training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports.  The Plane Pull® is also a unique team building activity for groups.  It requires participants to come together as a team to achieve a very daunting task — pull an airplane 25 feet!

Five-person teams will compete to see who can pull a 30,000-pound plane the fastest!  Participants must be at least 14 years old to compete. Each five-person team must raise a minimum of $800 total by April 29th. If your team raises $1,000 by April 17, you get your team name on the back of the event t-shirt!

To schedule your team’s plane pulling time, email Leslie Moyar.

This unique event is presented by Credit Suisse, American Airlines, HMS Host, RDU International Airport, Food Lion and UPS, to benefit the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Plane Pull, contact Leslie Moyar. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities here.

Join in the festivities!

The 2017 Plane Pull is a day packed with family fun and a little something for everyone. The event features team prizes, music, food trucks, kids activities and games, a T-shirt design contest, raffles, photo booth and much more.

With two raffles, you have plenty of chances to win great prizes while supporting Special Olympics North Carolina:

Handmade Wood Outdoor Furniture raffle: Ticket sales only at event, must be present to win.

Pluck-A-Duck raffle: Adopt your duck and earn the chance to win great top prizes! Winning ducks will be drawn June 3, but winners do not need to be present to win.

Festivities run all day and spectators are welcome to come cheer on their favorite team at no charge.

*Please note that in the case of event cancellation due to inclement weather, no refund on fundraising will be provided.

*No pets allowed at the event.

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