Category: Plane Pull

INSIDE SOSC: Recapping Plane Pull 2017

Michael Sameles of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department picked a good year to participate in his first Plane Pull on Saturday. The law enforcement agency posted the top overall time, pulling a 124,000-pound FedEx plane 12 feet in just 5.1 seconds at Long Beach Airport. In all, 54 teams participated in the 12th annual event ...

PHOTOS: 2017 Plane Pull

It was an amazing day on the tarmac of the Long Beach Airport for the 12th annual Plane Pull benefiting Special Olympics Southern California athletes. Here some of the images from Saturday. For a recap on Saturday's Plane Pull, CLICK HERE. For all the photos, visit the SOSC gallery on FLICKR.

Honorary Captain Uses Baby Steps to Thrive

Before heading on stage to emcee the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 Summer Games, Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) athlete Rachel Osterbach was nervous. The Global Messenger often gets nervous before speaking in front of big crowds. It is a fear she has battled for a long time. But just as she has done her ...

It’s Time to Pull for SOSC Athletes

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – There are videos of individuals performing unique things that make you say “I want to try that” all over social media. If you are one of them, Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) has just the opportunity for you, and it benefits the more than 30,000 local athletes. The ...

#SundaySpotlight: More Than A Pull

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 16, 2017) – The concept is simple: put together a team of 25 and pull a plane 12 feet. Throw into the mix a FedEx 757 cargo plane weighing more than 124,000 pounds. Now that is a unique challenge that helps raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) athletes. The ...

Summer Fun & Food, For A Cause

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 21, 2017) - Today, June 21, marks the first day of summer and it will be a season of fun, food and events for a good cause. The summer months feature fundraising events that will directly impact Special Olympics Southern California athletes. The month of July will feature a pair of ...

Registration to Pull Now Open

PLANE PULL LINKS: Event Flyer | Form A Team | Register as an Individual | Interest Form | Car & Motorcycle Show 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 ...