PORTLAND, ME - June 29 - The National MS Society partnered with Federal Express and the Portland International Jetport for its 9th annual MS Plane Pull in a unique and popular fundraising event. A rope and tow bar is attached to a FedEx 757 aircraft. Much like a giant contest of tug-of-war, teams of 25 position themselves along the rope in preparation to pull over 72 tons. Teams compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and for the Team Spirit Award.
This year, seventeen teams competed in timed trials raising nearly $20,000 for the Natioanl Mutiple Sclerosis Society's Maine Chapter.
Click the link below for the official recap of the event and to learn how you can be a part of next year's contest!