Join us for ultimate Man-vs-Machine Challenge!

Saturday, September 24, 2016
at the T. F. Green Airport 

Event Contact Name: Lauren Bardsley 
Event Contact Email: 
Event Contact Phone: 1-800-344-4867

For 11 years, the National MS Society has partnered with Federal Express and the Portland International Jetport to present this unique and popular fundraising event.

The MS Plane Pull is a giant tug-of-war between your team and a huge aircraft weighing more than 72 tons! Register your team of 25 to compete in the following team categories:

  • Super Sonic Award (Fastest Pull)
    • § Alpha (1st place)
    • § Bravo (2nd place)
    • § Charlie (3rd place)
  • Drag Award (Slowest Pull)
  • Lightest Pull
  • Team Spirit, and
  • Soaring Above (the overall fundraising award!)

Plus win bragging rights for the year!

Register your team with minimum fundraising amount by March 1, 2016 and be entered for raffle prize!

Special categories for:

  1. Military Muscle (all arms of the Military are welcome!)
  2. Brew Crew (beverage crafting artisans of hops or grapes)
  3. Public Service Super Heroes (law enforcement, fire fighters, EMT/paramedic)
  4. Brain Power (colleges, universities, high schools)
  5. Capital Gains (banks, credit unions, corporations)
  6. Place of Worship
  7. Awesome Athletes/Fitness Fanatics (pro/semi pro teams; collegiate, fitness centers)
  8. Organization (clubs; civic groups; etc.)
  9. Other

How it works:

  • A rope and tow bar is attached to a FedEx 757 aircraft.
  • Teams of 25 position themselves along the rope in preparation to pull over 72 tons.
  • Teams will pull twice: for fastest pull, then lightest pull.
  • Awards are presented at the end of the day.

So how can you compete in this battle of strength, stamina and fun?

  • Organize a team of 25 by recruiting friends, family members and co-workers.
  • Each team must raise a minimum of $1,500 to compete. 
  • The Soaring Above trophy will be awarded to the team who raises the most money!! 
  • The top fundraising individual will be recognized in the fall at the annual Shining Stars awards ceremony.

Every dollar you raise, every tug on the towline brings us closer to a day when our world will be free of multiple sclerosis. 

We’re not yanking your chain…come pull our plane! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016  

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