Sunday, September 23, 2012
The 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull was held Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Dulles International Airport.
Thousands attended the 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull Saturday. The event was held at Dulles International Airport to support Special Olympics Virginia. People in attendance enjoyed games, food, an air show, a car show, music and more. Teams of 25 lined up to get their chance at pulling an 82-ton plane 12 feet, and spectators watched as they pulled a plane to support a cause. Children at the event also pulled a junk truck to help support Special Olympics Virginia. President of Special Olympics Virginia, Rick Jeffrey, said the plane pull event usually brings in more than $150,000 a year.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Special Olympics Virginia to host 20th Annual Dulles Day Festival Saturday
The Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull is set for this Saturday at the Dulles International Airport. The event is presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Special Olympics Virginia. The event will be on more than 100 acres of tarmac at the FedEx Terminal at the airport. Doors will open for the festival at 10:30 a.m. and teams of 25 will begin their attempt at pulling an 82 ton plane at least 12 feet for charity at 11 a.m. Besides the plane pull, other festivities include a kids truck pull, food, pizza eating contest, car show and air show. “This is the 20th anniversary of the Plane Pull,” said Rick Jeffrey, president of Special Olympics Virginia. “It’s a corporate …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Dulles Day Plane Pull will feature the classic competition, as well as various festivities including a pizza-eating contest and children's school bus pull.
The 20th annual Dulles Day Plane Pull is set for Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dulles International Airport. Teams of 25 people can register to compete to see who can pull a Boeing 757 a distance of 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Each team must raise $1,250 to compete and 100 percent of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia. The event is put on by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police. Ellen Head, director of Development for Special Olympics Virginia, said Special Olympics is often a charity of choice for law enforcement in Virginia. This event was the first of its kind and Special Olympics owns the trademark for the Plane Pull. “Over the past 20 years, mainly because of the ridiculous support from the entire …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Two hundred skate on police department emergency vehicle course.
It was celebration of motion on Sunday when about 200 skaters participated in the Skate of the Union Race on the Fairfax County Police Department Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Chantilly. The race capped a weekend of events in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia dedicated to physical fitness and the freedom that comes with strapping on a pair of skates and soaring almost effortlessly on a summer’s morning. The event also raised money for Special Olympics Virginia, a non-profit sports organization that provides opportunities for nearly 13,000 children and adults with mental disabilities. “The idea is to bring together all sorts of skaters for a weekend to race and enjoy the sport,” said Nathaniel Mills, event co-chairman…