BGD Pulls 80-ton Jumbo Jet Across Tarmac to Benefit Special Olympics Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2014) - As part of the firm's centennial celebration, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP participated in the Special Olympics Plane Pull Challenge event in Indianapolis on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The BGD Super Stars team of 20 pulled an 80-ton jumbo jet twelve feet across the tarmac in 8.45 seconds.
The firm’s team of volunteers competed against more than 75 teams in the 13th annual tug-of-war with a FedEx Boeing 757 airplane; while BGD did not pull the plane in the shortest time, the firm did help Special Olympics Indiana raise over $160,000 at their biggest single-day fundraiser of the year.
“We could think of no better way to celebrate our firm's history and people than through a community service event that will help make a difference in the lives of future generations,” said Tobin McClamroch, BGD Managing Partner. McClamroch also serves as Chair Elect of the Special Olympics Indiana Board of Directors.
The Indianapolis Plane Pull Challenge provided a great opportunity for BGD to get involved in the Special Olympics global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. The event raised funds and awareness for more than 11,000 Special Olympics athletes in the Hoosier State.
The firm will also participate in the UPS Plane Pull Challenge in Louisville on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. This event is the largest Special Olympics Kentucky single-day fundraiser to support more than 6,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.
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