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.