About the Pull:
The Heroes Pull was started by two Police Officers from neighboring agencies, one from Shawnee Police Department, one from Merriam Police Department. The idea came about while the two officers were at the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference. The officers came back and began planning the event. The event is held in Shawnee KS The first year (2012) the event was planned in about three months and raised more than $4600 for Special Olympics. This event has already grown to Western Kansas.
What is the Heroes Pull?
The Heroes Pull is a fund-raising event for Special Olympics. The event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign for Special Olympics. The Heroes Pull is an event in which a team pulls two different Hero’s vehicles, a Lenco Bear and a fire truck. Each vehicle weighs approximately 38,000 lbs. The vehicles are pulled individually for time. The two times are combined and the team with the quickest combined time wins.
What makes up a team?
Each team’s combined weight cannot exceed 1500 lbs. The Heroes Pull is open to Police, Fire, EMS, Military, Civic leaders, High School / College Sports Teams, Corporations, Small Businesses, and anyone else that wants to get a team together and be a Hero for Special Olympics.
Why participate, sponsor or raise funds?
In 2013, Special Olympics Kansas will:
• Award 23,335 medals & ribbons
• Serve over 30,428 meals
• Provide over 500 Healthy Athlete screenings
• Give thousands of smiles and high-fives
What does Special Olympics do for the athletes? Take a look at Who we do this for…