Arc Baton Rouge hosts 10th annual Plane Pull fundraiser

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Have you ever considered getting a group of friends together, to pull a plane?

No, this isn't a new workout trend, it's a fundraiser for The ARC Baton Rouge.

"They wait all year for this one event," said Susanne Romig, the Director of Community Relations and Fund Development for The ARC Baton Rouge.

Hundreds of people from several organizations across the parish geared up to see who could pull this Boeing 757 across the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport runway, a total of 12 feet and in record time.

Romig said the plane weighs 147,000 pounds, without any packages or passengers.

Some groups tested their strengths and attempted pulling the plane more than once, while some have been competing for years for the fastest speed.

The ARC Baton Rouge said since they started this fundraiser 10 years ago, it keeps getting bigger and better every year.

Officials said every dollar raised goes towards serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the area.

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