LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 12, 2017) – The ultimate man-versus-machine Plane Pull fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) is back for its 12th annual run at the Long Beach Airport on August 19. Registration for the annual event is now open and is in search of 25-person teams pull a 124,000 pound FedEx Boeing 757 airplane a total of 12 feet.
Teams or individuals can register by CLICKING HERE. Registration for teams and team assignment for individuals is also available on the day of the event. Each team must raise a minimum of $1,250, or $50 for each team member and will receive a complimentary BBQ lunch and the official Plane Pull T-shirt.
Trophies will be awarded for the fastest pull, slowest pull and the team and individual who raises the most money. Each member of the team that pulls the plane 12-feet in the fastest amount of time will earn special gifts and the sought-out trophy for bragging rights.
The Plane Pull will have activities for the entire family. Kids can enjoy face painting, a dunk tank, and a chance to pull the California Highway Patrol Airplane. An all new Fitness Competition provides another means to test your strength. A BBQ lunch will be free for participants or for a fee for spectators. Food trucks will sell a variety of delicious desserts.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California has been involved in the planning and success of the Plane Pull since its inception in Southern California.