2007 Plane Pull™ to Benefit Special Olympics North Carolina

The 2007 Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina will take place on April 21st at the Raleigh/Durham Airport. Corporate teams, Law Enforcement teams and individual participants are needed.

Raleigh, NC, March 31, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The 2007 Plane Pull™ presented by Credit Suisse and sponsored by American Airlines/American Eagle to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina will take place on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the UPS tarmac at the Raleigh/Durham Airport according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

“Teams from the community and law enforcement agencies will come together to flex their muscles for the eighth straight year in this fun team building event,” Fishburne said. “The strength of this community’s support of our state’s 38,000 Special Olympics athletes really shines through during this unique event.”

The 2007 Plane Pull™ features a contest between five-person teams to see who can pull a 40,000 pound American Eagle jet the fastest. There will also be great prizes awarded to the best T-shirt design and for most pledges raised by an individual and team. The minimum donation for a team to enter the competition is $750. Teams can raise funds towards their donation by creating a personal fundraising Web page at www.firstgiving.com/sonc. Teams can register by calling 719-7662 ext.103 or by visiting the Special Olympics North Carolina Web site at www.sonc.net.

Event sponsors are: Credit Suisse, American Airlines/American Eagle, leading sponsors; RDU Airport and UPS, principal sponsors. FOX50 and 96Rock are the media sponsors.

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 20 sports on local and state levels. Special Olympics North Carolina is the second largest program in North America in terms of athlete participation.

Special Olympics North Carolina
Megan O'Donnell
919-719-7662/NC Only 1-800-843-6276