Record 61 Team to Pull Saturday

LONG BEACH – The line-up for the Special Olympics Southern California 2018 Plane Pull© is set, and the record-setting 61 teams are set to pull the 124,000 FedEx cargo plane 12 feet in support of #SOSCAthletes this Saturday, Aug. 18.

In its 13 years, the field for this year’s pull is the largest in its history. Each team will get one chance to pull the plane. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest and slowest pull, as well prizes for the team and individual who raise the most money.

Following Opening Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., a team of SOSC athletes will get the first pull at 10:00 a.m. Here is the line-up for Saturday:

10:00 AM SOSC Athlete Team 12:35 PM Long Beach
10:05 AM The Die Hard LA Kings Fanatics 12:40 PM Southern Division Chippers
10:10 AM Premier America Credit Union 12:45 PM Hathaway Dinwiddie
10:15 AM Metropolitan Division – A Platoon 12:50 PM Kia Of Cerritos
10:20 AM Moog Aircraft 12:55 PM Wescoms
10:25 AM Dr. Ray’s Knights of Columbus 1:00 PM LASD SLA Station
10:30 AM Karma CrossFit 1:05 PM Wolfpack
10:35 AM INDIVIDUAL TEAM 1:10 PM Pile Drivers Local 2375
10:40 AM LAPD RED 1:15 PM UPSers Just Plane Crazy
10:45 AM Team Sage 1:20 PM Orange County Sheriff’s Department Women’s Team
10:50 AM California State Council Knights of Columbus 1:25 PM FedEx LAXR
10:55 AM LA Port PD 1:30 PM LAPD SWAT
11:00 AM LA Port C&M 1:35 PM LASD – HOJ All Stars
11:05 AM Pillsbury Law 1:40 PM LASD North Rangers
11:10 AM Long Beach Fire Department 1:45 PM Long Beach Motor Patrol Assoc
11:15 AM LAPD MISSION DIVISION 1:50 PM LAPD Hollywood Division
11:20 AM SEIU Local 99 1:55 PM LAZ Parking
11:25 AM Priority Boarding (SOSC Board of Directors) 2:00 PM Knights of Columbus Blessed Oscar Romero #16570
11:30 AM PasadenaAFF 2:05 PM Walking Dead 2018
11:35 AM LASD Custody 2:10 PM Arrowhead Desert Valley Knights
11:40 AM LASD CRDF 2:15 PM CVS Health
11:45 AM BJ’s Restaurants Foundation 2:20 PM Gut Wrench Fitness
11:50 AM Virgin Orbit 2:25 PM TEAM ASC
11:55 AM Sissy Unstoppable 2:30 PM Concorde College Cares
12:00 PM Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 2:35 PM CrossFit Belmont Heights
12:05 PM American Legion 2:40 PM Rise Up Training
12:10 PM 9Round Long Beach 2:45 PM USC C4C
12:15 PM Convergint Technologies 2:50 PM UCLA Anderson
12:20 PM Bear Pit/Team RWB 2:55 PM The Coasties (U.S. Coast Guard)
12:25 PM LAPD Hollenbeck 3:00 PM Aerotek
12:30 PM Redondo Beach

Last year the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Custody Division team won with an impressive time of 5.10 seconds. The top individual fundraiser last year was Yosemite Hamilton and the top team was Kia of Cerritos. There is also a prize for the slowest time. It went to IDC Next with a time of 12.67 seconds.

Event sponsors for this year’s Plane Pull include the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California, Knights of Columbus, Long Beach Airport, California Highway Patrol, Long Beach Police Department, and the Los Angeles Port Police Department.

This year’s Plane Pull will include the inaugural Fun Run and Inclusion Walk presented by the Smile Generation, the High Flying Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, a Functional Fitness Competition, and a Kids’ Plane Pull.

Start times for this year’s Plane Pull:

Fun Run Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Plane Pull Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Fun Run Start: 8:15 a.m.
Plane Pull Opening Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Plane Pull – First Pull: 10:00 a.m.

For complete event information, including a full list of things to do at the Plane Pull, visit:


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