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Fedex Plane Pull

I spent Saturday at a fun (and very different) fundraising event organized by the Special Olympics in Long Beach.  65 teams competed to pull a loaded FedEx plane. My very good friend Athena puts a team together every year and they are BIG and STRONG. They always win the Corporate/Fitness Division.  This year year was no exception, and they only missed first overall by 2/100th second.

Together, these teams raised about $200,000 (and Athena was one of the top fundraiser, as always). Below are two fun photos (I think) of the team pulling the plane under the blazing noon sun.  They get two tries, so I got a shot from the front and one from the back. Each team has 25 members including a Special Olympic Athlete.