UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring

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UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring

Are you up for the challenge? The UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring is BACK! Teams of 20 will take turns pulling a UPS Boeing 757 cargo plane 12 feet. The fastest pull times will win trophies in men’s, women’s, co-ed and fitness friends divisions. There are also awards for top fundraising team, top fundraising individuals, best team t-shirt and most team spirit.

Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00 am – Gates Open

10:00 am-Opening Ceremonies

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Opening Ceremonies includes Special Olympics Athlete Leaders, Fundraising Awards Presentations
as well as remarks from our host and our presenting sponsor.
The Family Fun Zone opens and the Plane Pull competition begins immediately following Opening Ceremonies.

Division Championships and Spirit Awards are presenting following the conclusion of the competition.

The funds raised at the UPS Plane Pull supports over 11,300 Special Olympics athletes across the state of Kentucky who compete in year-round sports competition, leadership training, health screenings, and inclusive school programming.

Each team raises a minimum of $1,500 to participate.


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One of our largest fundraisers, the UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring offers a unique opportunity for your team of 20 to work together to pull a plane in the fastest time. Hosted this summer at the UPS Worldport (911 Grade Lane), this family-friendly event also features music, food, games and other activities throughout the day.

This year’s UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring will be one of the biggest ever with activities for everyone! Start or join a team or just come out on October 1 and help support Special Olympics Kentucky athletes!

For more information please contact Jennifer at [email protected] or call 502-326-5002 ext. 203.

Enjoy the 2022 event photos

Members of the Humana Men's Team, one wearing a Pro Wrestling-style championship belt, show off their trophy at the 2022 UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring

2022 UPS Plane Pull presented by BrightSpring Awards

Top Individual Fundraiser – Barrett Brewer, Thin Gray Line; $4,106
2nd Place Individual Fundraiser: Erika Wilkes, TUG of WARiors; $2,540
3rd Place Individual Fundraiser: Amber Stone, The Material Girls; $2,452
Top Fundraising Special Olympics Athlete Fundraiser
 – Dallas Derringer, Royal Flush; $2,159
Top Fundraising Team – Thin Gray Line, $6,181
Second Place Fundraising Team – Royal Flush, $4,016
Third Place Fundraising Team Kentuckiana Nursing Service, $4,003
Men’s Division Champion – Team Humana Men’s; 5.87 seconds
Women’s Division Champion – Team Humana Women; 7.65 seconds
Co-ed Competitive Division Champion – Nancy’s Bottoms; 6.68 seconds
Co-ed Fun Division Champion – Box Truss Benches; 8.1 seconds
Team Spirit Award
– Kentuckiana Nursing Service
Best Team T-Shirt – We Are SOAR-t of a Big Deal
Best Team Costume – Royal Flush


Event Sponsors
BrightSpring Health Services
Teamsters Local 89 Logo
Fortna Logo
Premier Packaging Logo
Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trade Council