Special Olympics of Illinois 2014 Plane Pull

Posted on September 27, 2014

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Sterling Employees Participate in the Plane Pull for the Second Year to Benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois 

Sterling-after-pulling-planeThe Sterling Engineering team posing after a successful pull!

On Saturday, Sterling Engineering employees geared up to battle a UPS Airbus A300 weighing more than 180,000 lbs. The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 20 raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate in a competition to pull the plane 12 feet with their own strength. Special Olympics of Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run hosted the 6th Annual Plane Pull at O’Hare International Airport on Sept. 27. The 2013 event was a record-breaking success, as 64 teams participated and more than $135,000 was raised for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. This year’s event was even bigger, with 84 teams competing, and nearly $150,000 raised!

Team Sterling Engineering raised $2,325, and successfully pulled the plane with a time of 14.00 seconds! 

2014 Plane Pull Photos

Plane Pull Results 

More Pictures from this year’s Plane Pull:

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