Special Olympics

Copyright Getty Images There was a special moment at TD Garden Tuesday evening as the Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics. A Boston high school student was being recognized at the game for a Special Olympics MVP award. LeBron James ran over and greeted the teen after seeing the tribute on the Jumbo-tron. He said […]

Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination. “My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you all from the […]

The 6th Annual Cleveland Plane Pull took place at the I-X Center on Saturday, July 11.  The Plane Pull is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics that tests teams of up to 20 members to pull a United Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft twelve feet for time. Supporting sponsors of the event include Atlantic Aviation, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, […]

In a special announcement the U.S. Postal Service showed its support to the Special Olympics. The U.S. Postal Service begins celebrating the 2015 Special Olympics…

There’s still a few Tuesday slots open to “Go Over the Edge of the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside.” Contact information for “Go Over the Edge” to sign up Over the Edge provides individuals the opportunity to rappel down the side of a huge building. Some companies even collect employee donations to “Toss the Boss” […]

It took more than just muscle to pull a 150,000 pound airplane on Sunday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It took determination, grit and sweat-- and a little talcum powder.

It took more than just muscle to pull a 150,000 pound airplane on Sunday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. It took determination, grit and sweat-- and a little talcum powder.

What has 20 people pulling 150,000 pounds for a good cause? The inaugural Cleveland Plane Pull.

Cleveland’s first plane pull will raise money for the Special Olympics Ohio, and teams are forming right now. Teams of 20 people will move a Boeing 737 airplane with a rope. The plane weighs 150,000 pounds.  How far do you have to pull all that weight?  Only 12 feet, but it’s harder than it sounds. […]

Cleveland’s first plane pull will raise money for the Special Olympics Ohio, and teams are forming right now. Teams of 20 people will move a Boeing 737 airplane with a rope. The plane weighs 150,000 pounds.  How far do you have to pull all that weight?  Only 12 feet, but it’s harder than it sounds. […]