The 2015 Dulles Plane Pull on Saturday was the biggest Plane Pull yet in terms of fundraising, plane pull teams, and attendance. The event raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Virginia athletes and 71 teams participated. For the first time, the event featured two planes being pulled!
As the Official Logistics Sponsor, Olympia Moving & Storage worked closely with event organizers at Special Olympics Virginia to make Dulles Plane Pull a success. The Washington, DC moving company donated crews, trucks, and warehousing to manage the equipment, set up, and breakdown.
For the first time, Olympia Moving ran an “Are You As Strong As An Olympia Mover?” fundraising game. Hundreds of athletes, kids, moms, dads, and even monks tried to hit the bell on the high striker to prove their strength.
Of course, the Olympia Moving crew was also eager to prove their strength and fundraised to pull the 82 ton airplane. The crew pulled the plane 10 feet in 6.194 seconds – our best time yet!
Thank you to the generous partners to Olympia Moving & Storage who donated to our plane pull team! All the money we raised will provide free sports training and competitions for athletes with intellectual disabilities:
- Planning for Senior Life
- Shelle Design Inc.
- Moveware Ltd
- Minuteman Press of Malden
- James Christopher Lansburgh of Edgesource
- Sean Casey
- Steve Parker
- Lana Africano of HomeFront Realty Group
- David Stevens of Mortgage Bankers Association
- Lewis Hixson of Preferred Insurance Solutions, LLC
- Dominion Business Law PLC
- SHS Services LLC
- Tom Van Ornum of Launch Sport Performance
To see team Olympia Moving & Storage pull the plane and all the other plane pull excitement, be sure to check out this video. We look forward to sponsoring Dulled Plane Pull again next year!
Visit olympiamoving.com/specialolympics to learn more about our ongoing work and charitable partnership with Special Olympics.