Ten Years of Tradition – Plane Pull 2013
September 20, 2013
A few clouds and a little drizzle couldn’t hold back a team of crown-clad WAA staff from participating in Plane Pull 10 – the United Way’s corporate kickoff for the 2013 fundraising season. Our team theme was “Royal Arrivals” and we perfected our Queen's hand waive just in time!
The annual Plane Pull takes place at the Red River College Stevenson Aviation Campus. Fun Pull teams pull a 90,000 lb. McDonnell Douglas DC-9, while Competitive Pull teams pull a191,000 lb. Boeing 727across 20-feet of tarmac! WAA posted a respectable time of 8.91 seconds in the Competitive Pull.
Aside from bragging rights, teams compete for prizes in three categories:
Team Steam: the fastest pull time went to Winnipeg Free Press (Competitive Pull) and Red River College (Fun Pull)
Team Theme: the best team costumes went to the National Leasing zombies
Team Scream: the best team cheer went to Ma Mawi
Winnipeg Airports Authority partnered with United Way in organizing the inaugural Plane Pull ten years ago, and we’ve been involved as sponsors and participants ever since.
We look forward to our internal fundraising campaign this fall and plan to help the United Way reach their goal of $20 million.