Teams Pull Together for the United Way

A team participates in United Way's annual Plane Pull event in this file photo. (CHRISD.CA)
A team participates in United Way’s annual Plane Pull event in this file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Fifty-six teams from across Winnipeg worked their hardest on Friday in an attempt to pull a nine-ton Boeing 727 and a DC9 across 20 feet of tarmac in the least amount of time.

The 10th annual United Way Plane Pull kicked off the organization’s 2013 fundraising campaign, where a lofty goal of $20 million was revealed by campaign chair Steve Chipman.

Teams of 20 — made up of mostly employees representing their workplaces — then pulled together beginning at Red River College’s Stevenson Campus. Besides competing for prizes, bragging rights were also on the line.

Last year’s campaign total set a new United Way fundraising record of $19.9 million.

Red River College’s team pulled the aircraft the fastest to win the competition.

Updated at 2:10 p.m.

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