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UPS plane pull raises money for Special Olympics Kentucky

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Forty teams, each containing 20 people, competed in a strength test for charity as they tried to pull a cargo plane 12-feet. Forty teams, each containing 20 people, competed in a strength test for charity as they tried to pull a cargo plane 12-feet.
Each 20-person team raised at least $1,000 to participate - which means pullers donated or raised $50 each. Each 20-person team raised at least $1,000 to participate - which means pullers donated or raised $50 each.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 800 people across the metro played tug-o-war with a UPS plane to raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.

Forty teams, each containing 20 people, competed in a strength test for charity as they tried to pull a cargo plane 12-feet.

Co-ed, men and women groups grasped a rope connecting a 147,000-pound Boeing 757 and tried to pull it in the shortest time possible.

Each 20-person team raised at least $1,000 to participate - which means pullers donated or raised $50 each.

However, most participants brought much more. Mary Moore, who's on the Kaleidoscope team, raised $1,000 on her own. "Our team alone is expected to bring in $12,000. It means so much to me because I have two special sisters. It makes me feel wonderful to help somebody else out," Moore said.

The competition pits teams from law enforcement agencies, fire departments, private companies, as well as teams of friends and family members.

Every dollar supports Special Olympics Kentucky - the non-profit offers year-round training and competition for athletes challenged with some form of disability throughout their lifetime.

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