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Ankmar Employees Pull Plane for Special Olympics

On August 13, 2016, both Ankmar employees and family members gathered at the Denver International Airport to test their strength and support the Special Olympics Colorado Plane Pull. The Plane Pull is a giant tug-of-war between a team of up to 25 people and a 164,000-pound airplane.

The Ankmar team pulled a jumbo jet 12 FEET across the tarmac! The plane weighed in at 164,000 pounds. Out of 44 teams, the Ankmar/ team ranked #14! Their official plane pull time was 7.081 seconds! In addition, they raised $1,630 to donate to Special Olympics Colorado. Way to go! See more photos on our Facebook page.

team of people pulling a jet plane with a rope

About Special Olympics Colorado

Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round training and competition in 22 sports for 20,761+ athletes living in the state of Colorado ages 2 and up. They offer more than 100 events annually to individuals with intellectual disabilities age 2 and up.