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Annual Charity Plane Pull Takes Off This Weekend

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DULLES, Va. (CBSDC) — Special Olympics Virginia will hold their biggest fundraiser of the year this weekend at Dulles Airport.

Teams of 25 people will compete to see who can pull a 164,000-pound Airbus plane 12 feet in the least amount of time at the Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull.

Gates open Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with festivities beginning at promptly at 11.

Teams need to raise a minimum of $1250 in order to participate in the Plane Pull. Individuals who raise $50 or more are eligible to be on standby to compete in the competition as well.

A truck pull will also be available for children. Kids interested in participating must raise at least $10 for the charity.

All proceeds help Special Olympics Virginia, which provides year-round training and competitions to more than 11,000 athletes.

Registration and volunteering information is available at PlanePull.com.

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