|F-18 Hornets simultaneously took off at the start of the event, giving onlookers a heck of a pre-show!|
|One team readies for the pull|
The challenge was to see how fast each team could pull a Fed EX plane 12 feet. An average plane weighs 163,000 lbs. Eighteen teams competed, each donating at least $1,250 to the cause. The highest fundraising team came from Kia of Cerritos, raising $7,200.
The champions this year were the ELA/CHP Gashouse Gorillas with a winning score of 8.64 seconds. The true winners, of course, are the Special Olympics Athletes that benefit from the fundraiser. Funds raised by the event support year-round sport competition and 14,000 Special Olympics Athletes. To find out more go to www.sosc.org/planepull.
|Kids were able to get in on the fun, by pulling a CHP plane|
|A good-sported chicken waits for a dunk|