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NKY Fire Truck Pull for Special Olympics Saturday teams to pull truck at Wayfair in Erlanger

The Biggest Challenge in Kentucky – The Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull for Special Olympics – returns to Wayfair in Erlanger on Saturday, September 28. Teams from local companies and organizations are expected to participate.

The event features teams in three divisions vying to see who can pull a 70,000-pound fire truck from the Point Pleasant Fire Department 12 feet in the fastest time. The Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull will get underway at 10:30 am with an opening ceremony and the first pull will take place at approximately 11.

In addition to the competition, the Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull will feature a great atmosphere for spectators and pullers. There will be food available from local food trucks, great raffle prizes from Wayfair and activities for kids in the Family Fun Zone.

Teams are limited to 15 pullers and can be made up of friends, family members or coworkers. Many teams that participate in the Fire Truck Pull come from companies and other community organizations, but they could just as easily be any 15 friends or neighbors. Teams raise a minimum of $1,000 to compete.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest pull time in men’s, women’s and co-ed (minimum of six women) divisions as well as to the team that shows the most team spirit and the team with the best team t-shirt. Additional prizes will be awarded to the Top Fundraising Team and the Top Individual Fundraiser.

All participants receive the official Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull T-shirt, but teams who raise more money can earn additional prizes.

There is still time to get your team together and get ready to pull the truck. Visit nkytruckpull.com to register or for more details.

Proceeds from the event go to benefit Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.

The 2019 Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull is sponsored by Wayfair, Chuy’s, the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, Lazer Spot, BGR Packaging, A2i, Graphic Information Systems and the Point Pleasant Fire Department.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older.

Special Olympics Kentucky began as a one-day event in Louisville in 1970 and has expanded to serve more than 10,000 athletes statewide annually. The organization celebrated the 50th anniversary of the global movement in 2018.

For more information about the 2019 Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull, contact Taylor Ballinger at 502-695-8222 or tballinger@soky.org.

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