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The Rasmussen Group and The Lohse Family Foundation Present.... 

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Des Moines International Airport/Endeavor Air

Pulling for a Purpose
It's a giant tug of war between you, your friends and a 120,000-pound airplane!  The Plane Pull is a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support SOIA athletes by pulling a UPS 757.  In 2014, sponsors and participants of the Plane Pull raised more than $105,000 for Iowa athletes, giving them opportunities to participate in year-round sports, health and educational programming - and most importantly - experience joy, pride and respect.


REGISTER
Gather your friends, co-workers and family and register your team!

Online Registration:

1.  Select the quantity or plungers/chickens you are registering

2.  Create a Firstgiving account or sign in to your existing account

3.  Fill out the required registration instructions

4.  Create or join a team. (Or select I don't want to join a team)

5.  Customize your personal fundraising page (you can also do this later).  Click Next.
 

COLLECT DONATIONS
Each team must raise a minimum of $1,000.  Special Olympics Iowa will track all online donations.  Turn in any additional donations when you check-in.


TEAM CAPTAIN CHECK-IN
Check-in/register your team Friday night.  Turn in any team donations, your team waiver and receive your t-shirts and lunch vouchers.  Prairie Meadows will be providing appetizers, refreshments and a cash bar.  The Iowa League of Heroes will also be there for photo opps!  All team members and their families are welcome to join!

Friday, June 5

Mandatory Team Captain Check-In:

5:00-7:30pm

Prairie Meadows • Skinner Ballroom

GET PULLING!
Teams will be competing to see who can pull the UPS 757 12 feet in the fastest amount of time.  The event is open to the public and will also include entertainment, food, an awards ceremony, on-site vehicle displays and a Kid's Zone with various activities.  Spectators are strongly encouraged to attend to join in on the fun and cheer on their favorite team!

Saturday, June 6

Opening Ceremonies

10:00am

Endeavor Air

Join us as we kick off the 2015 Plane Pull with opening remarks by our sponsors and Special Olympic Iowa athletes!

Plane Pull begins

10:15am

Endeavor Air/South Cargo Ramp

The first pull will start immediately after Opening Ceremonies. 

 

Team Divisions:
Teams compete to see who can pull the plane 12 feet in the fastest amount of time.  Teams compete in one of the following divisions:

  • Open: General Public
  • Public Safety (At least 50% of the team members must be public safety competitors to qualify for this division)
  • Civic (At least 50% of the team members must be from a civic organization to qualify for this division)
  • High School/College
  • Co-Ed (At least 50% of the team members must be female competitors to qualify for this division)

Award Categories:

  • Fastest Pull - In each of the 5 divisions
  • Grand Champion
  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Best Team Costume

Team Fundraising Incentives:
In addition to the thrill of a lifetime and knowing that you're helping a great cause, there are some great prizes available to motivated fundraising groups!  Iteams will be awarded to each team member in the following categories:

  • $1,000: You get official bragging rights and the exclusive opportunity to pull a plane!  Plus, each team member will receive a commemorative T-shirt and free lunch onsite
  • $2,500: Plane Pull Water Bottle
  • $4,000: Plane Pull Cooler
  • $6,000: Choice of a Plane Pull Pullover Jacket OR a $500 Gift Card to Texas Roadhouse for a Team Party!



Fueled By

The Lohse
Family Foundation
 
 
 
     





















Special Thanks to:
Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling • Freeman Decorating • Iowa League of Heroes • Kona Ice

 


 









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