Olympia Wins 2nd Place in Truck Pull to Benefit Special Olympics MA!

Last weekend, our Virginia crew pulled a 164K lbs airplane to benefit Special Olympics VA. Not to be outdone, Massachusetts crew participated in the Humboldt Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics MA on Saturday.

The crew was challenged to pull a moving truck, a Boston Duck Boat, and a tractor trailer. The competition was fierce, but our crew managed to place 2nd for fastest combined pull times!

Here’s a few pictures of the event, you can see the rest at on our Facebook page.

The event raised over $15K for the Special Olympics athletes! The money will be used to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you to Humboldt for hosting a great event!

Did you know that Olympia Moving & Storage supports Special Olympics year-round? Learn more at olympiamoving.com/specialolympics

Can an Olympia Crew Pull an Airplane?

Olympia and Plane PullThey carry your bookshelves and pianos all day long, but we want to give our crew a new opportunity to prove their strength!

If team Olympia Moving & Storage raises $1250 for Special Olympics Virginia, our Alexandria, VA crew will attempt to pull a 164K pound airplane on September 14th as part of the Dulles Plane Pull!

CLICK HERE to visit our fundraising page & donate to Special Olympics Virginia

Dulles Plane Pull is a fantastic annual fundraising event at Dulles International Airport.  Dozens of plane pulling teams will raise money to benefit sports training and competition programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  This year, the event also includes live music, a car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, business exhibits, and children’s games and entertainment.

In addition to Plane Pulling, Olympia will also be sponsoring the event by donating logistics support for the event to Special Olympics Virginia.

In the past year, Olympia has also supported Special Olympics Massachusetts at their Summer Games and Over the Edge events.  You can learn more about the partnership between Olympia Moving & Special Olympics at olympiamoving.com/specialolympics

Olympia Donates to Special Olympics MA Summer Games

Olympia Moving & Storage was proud to be a sponsor for Special Olympics Massachusetts’ Summer Games. The Games took place over the weekend of June 7-9, 2013 at Harvard Stadium, and as the organization’s official logistics supplier, Olympia crews and volunteers worked hard to make the Games a success.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other health-related programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Olympia Moving & Storage contributes year-round to Special Olympics; including donations of crews & trucks for events, corporate fundraising, and employee volunteerism.  You can learn more about this partnership at olympiamoving.com/specialolympics

Throughout the week leading up to the Games, Olympia picked up supplies and equipment from Special Olympics’ vendors for delivery at the venue. Olympia also kept trucks and crew on hand for Special Olympics for logistics during the Games.

Before the Summer Games’ opening ceremonies, Olympia crews greeted over 2,000 athletes as they arrived and moved them into their dorms at Boston University.

On Saturday, many Olympia employees volunteered a part of their weekend to guide the track & field athletes through their events at the Games.

On the last day of the Games, Sunday, Olympia Moving & Storage moved the athletes out of their dorms and organized their bags for easy pick up on their way home.

All these services were provided to Special Olympics Massachusetts free of charge.

Mary Beth McMahon, President of Special Olympics MA, e-mailed Olympia after the event: “I cannot thank you enough for what you guys and your team did for us this weekend. We rely so heavily on volunteers in every aspect and the work your team did this weekend helping our Coaches have a much easier time with the move in and move out and our Games Management Team help to work more efficiently and effectively with logistics is really priceless. We have received such positive comments about everything you helped us with and we will make sure we share all of the great feedback.”

Matt Ruxton, VP of Sports Management, added: “I can’t begin to explain how much it helped to have you guys on site and all your help during our advance week. I think ‘Just awesome’ sums it up.”

Below are a few photos of the event, you can check out the full gallery on our Facebook page.

Olympia at Touch the Trucks

Here’s your dose of cute for the afternoon!  Crewmen Mircea Nutescu and Paul Sand and sales coordinator Erin King brought one of our best trucks to Watertown Family Network’s Touch the Trucks event on November 3rd in Watertown, MA.  This is a great family event where kids get the chance to see a variety of trucks in real life.  They had a great time; thanks to all the kids and parents who came out to see us!

A few of the most adorable pictures are below, but you can also check out the rest of the pictures at our Facebook album.  Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook while you’re over there!

Furnish the Future Drive & Touch the Trucks Events

At Olympia Moving and Storage, we believe that it’s our responsibility to be involved with the communities in which we live and work.  In the coming weeks, we’ll be participating in two community events.

Furnish the Future Furniture Drive – November 13-15

The Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) is teaming up with Olympia Moving & Storage again this year to collect furniture for the Mass Coalition for the Homeless.    This event was put together by the GBAR’s service committee, chaired by Mary Crane, a friend to Olympia.  All the furniture collected will be going to the Coalition’s headquarters in Lynn, MA.  There, formerly homeless families can select furniture to make their new permanent residences feel like home.

If you want to donate furniture, e-mail [email protected] to schedule a truck to pick up your furniture between November 13, 14, or 15, or contact Mark McEwen at 617-231-1204.

For more information, visit the GBAR website.

We’re excited to participate in this opportunity to give back!

Touch the Trucks, Watertown, MA – November 3

Chances are, your kids are obsessed with trucks, but toys and movies don’t compare to the real thing!  This weekend, Olympia Moving will be bringing real movers and our shiniest truck to the Watertown, MA Touch the Trucks event.

This FREE event is Saturday, November 3rd from 10:00-11:30 AM at 30 Common Street, Watertown, MA.

The event is hosted by Sullivan Tire and will feature all kinds of trucks, including fire trucks, oil trucks, and more.

You can check out the event details here.  Hope to see you there!