As we have for many years, Orchard continues to support Special Olympics of Indiana. The pandemic environment made several of their annual events impossible; however, they still held their premiere event—the Plane Pull Challenge—where teams go head-to-head with a Boeing FedEx 757 jetliner in a game of tug of war.

Orchard trainer Ed Roberts, who participated in the Plane Pull challenge this year, reflected on the event: “The Special Olympics Plane Pull Challenge was back this year after a year off from COVID. While restrictions brought a smaller than usual group of Orchard employees and their families to the event, Orchard still entered two teams to pull the FedEx 757 and led the Corporate division for a short time.”

Jacob Carlisle and Sean Millard also participated in Hot Shot Basketball Challenge at the event. Overall, the 2021 Plane Pull Challenge raised more than $126,000 for the athletes.

We highly value our ongoing relationship with Special Olympics of Indiana, and our team members look forward to participating in their events every year.

Orchard supports Special Olympics at the annual Plane Pull