Employees help raise $325,000 for Special Olympics - United Hub

Employees help raise $325,000 for Special Olympics

By The Hub team, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

In 2016, in partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and Special Olympics Virginia, Washington Dulles based-employees welcomed more than 15,000 visitors to its 24th Annual Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull®, which is a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

Our team helped the airport blast past last year's fundraising total by $35,000, spurred on by an event that featured 78 plane pull teams, said Washington Dulles based SOC Aircraft Move Team and Vendor Planning Manager Michael Rastelli. "We were joined by members of the military, the police and fire departments, and emergency medical technicians. It was a terrific showing of all the wonderful teams that make the airport work and keep it safe."

Teams competed to see which could pull a United Airbus A320 aircraft the fastest.

Additionally, a United Boeing 777 was on display for the 5K/10K race. About 2,500 runners passed by, some stopping to take pictures alongside the widebody aircraft.

Our Washington Dulles based-employees work with Special Olympics Virginia all year long to ensure its athletes have unique opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

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