Special Olympics Colorado to Host Brand New Plane Pull in Colorado Springs
Annual fundraiser expands to the National Museum of WWII Aviation at the Colorado Springs Airport
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – September 02, 2021 – Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO), Colorado’s premiere sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities, is pleased to host the first Plane Pull fundraiser in Colorado Springs at the National Museum of WWII Aviation at the Colorado Springs Airport on Saturday, September 18th.
A annual fan favorite among supporters of Special Olympics Colorado, the Plane Pull presented by The Smile Generation is expanding to Colorado Springs. This unique and exciting event pits socially distanced teams of 10 up against a historic 25,000-pound PBY Catalina aircraft. Teams compete in categories and the team that pulls the plane 15 feet across the tarmac in the shortest amount of time receives a trophy.
More than 500 participants and spectators are expected to gather in phases throughout the day to celebrate inclusion and raise critical funds for Special Olympics Colorado. All will enjoy a family-friendly event with food, vendors and games. Other event features include a VIP Lounge sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and music on the UPS sponsored stage will keep the party going.
“We are delighted to be bringing this classic fundraiser to the Colorado Springs community,” stated Special Olympics Colorado President and CEO, Megan Scremin. “This event is a favorite among our supporters and we have heard time and again that the Colorado Springs community is excited to get involved! We cannot wait to see everyone out there in support of the athletes of Special Olympics Colorado and inclusion everywhere.”
Teams of 10 are asked to fundraise a minimum of $1,000/team and the proceeds raised will provide sport and healthy living opportunities for more than 15,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in Colorado. All participants will receive an official Plane Pull shirt and individuals have the option to earn fundraising incentives like a “fly by” pass and VIP Lounge access.
To learn more about the health and safety protocols and to sign up a team, visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org/SpringsPull
A special thanks to all our 2021 Plane Pull sponsors.
About Special Olympics Colorado:
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and competition for nearly 18,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners. Through the support of an amazing community, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer hundreds of annual engagements, free of charge, to individuals age 2 and up. For more information about Special Olympics Colorado please visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org.