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Plane Pull Presented by Embold Credit Union Recap

On behalf of Special Olympics Oregon, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm in creating an incredible experience at Saturday’s 2023 Plane Pull. Together, we created a day filled with smiles, laughter, and unforgettable moments, all in the name of supporting Special Olympics Oregon Athletes. And we couldn’t have asked for a better location than the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – thank you for hosting us!

We are thrilled to announce that we raised almost $60,000 to benefit our athletes. It’s not too late to make a difference! We will continue to accept donations through the end of September, so if you haven’t reached your fundraising goal, or if you wish to give more, please visit 2023 Plane Pull – Campaign ( to make a donation today! Remember, the funds raised will help Special Olympics Oregon provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 12,000 Special Olympics participants of all abilities.

We want to extend our deepest thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Embold Credit Union, whose support made this event possible. Your commitment to our cause is truly inspiring, and we are grateful for your partnership in empowering Special Olympics Athletes to reach new heights.

A special shoutout to our incredible Emcees from KOIN -Travis Teich and Kelley Bayern, who kept the energy high and the spirits soaring throughout the event. Your enthusiasm elevated the day, and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts. Also, thank you to our Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) partners for kicking off our event with a memorable Yamhill Torch Run and for being our referees, timers, and medical support!

Now, let’s shine a spotlight on some remarkable achievements from the event:

🏆 Fastest Pull Awards: Congratulations to all the teams who demonstrated incredible strength and determination during the Plane Pull. Your speed and agility were impressive, and we hope to see you back in action next year!

  • Elite Team: Portland Police Blue Angels who also raised $738
  • Unified Team: Team Air Raid who also raised $2,538
  • Conqueror Team: Mesher Muscle who also raised $18,350


Please keep sharing your photos and videos and be sure to tag @soorstate and #planepulloregon. We will be uploading pictures and videos here: 2023 Plane Pull | Flickr


2023 Plane Pull