Chicago, IL – This past weekend, the Catalyst team took on a United Airlines 737 at the Law Enforcement Torch Run 2017 Plane Pull. The event took place at O’Hare International Airport at the United Airlines Cargo Facility and supported the Special Olympics Illinois.

The CAT-a-Pullers took on more than 80 other teams in the tug-of-war competition that involved a battle with a 90-ton aircraft. This is the ninth year the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run have sponsored the event. Each team raised over $1,000 to benefit the more than 22,000 traditional athletes and more than 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) currently participating with the Special Olympics Illinois.

Though our team was not victorious, it took just nine seconds to pull the UA737 12 feet to the finish line. We had so much fun participating in the event and are proud to support the athletes of the Special Olympics Illinois. Thank you to all the participants who joined our team. We couldn’t have pulled the aircraft without you!

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

About the Special Olympics Illinois
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Special Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 22,500 athletes, more than 20,000 Young Athletes, 45,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 18 Area programs in all 102 counties of the state.

About Catalyst
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