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Pi Kappa Alpha Hosting Fire Truck Pull This Saturday to Support Special Olympics Indiana

March 27, 2014

Pi Kappa Alpha Fire Truck Pull

Being Strong For Good Cause: Teams will attempt to pull a fire truck 100 feet, with the fastest time winning, in this year’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, March 29, in downtown Terre Haute. Event proceeds support Special Olympics Indiana.

     Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapters at Rose-Hulman and Indiana State University have teamed to organize the sixth-annual Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, March 29, to support Special Olympics Indiana. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Clabber Girl Company parking lot along Cherry Street, between Eighth and Ninth streets.

     Community teams are being sought to participate in this year’s event. There will be all-male, all-female and co-ed divisions. Each team should have eight to 10 people working together to pull a fire truck 100 feet in the fastest time. Past entries have come from the Terre Haute Fire Department, Union Hospital, Terre Haute Police Department and Shriner Club of Terre Haute. Also, over 500 people from the community and Special Olympic athletes have attended the event, and learned about Special Olympics Indiana.

     Last year’s event raised over $7,000. The goal is to increase that amount this year.

     Besides the Fire Truck Pull there will be children’s activities, demonstrations by search and rescue team, live music and community organization displays. 

     Special Olympics Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Terre Haute hosts the Special Olympics Games Indiana each summer.

     Interested teams can contact Jacob Chalmers at chalmejd@rose-hulman.edu. Persons wanting to make donations to Indiana Special Olympics or sponsor the event should contact Andrew Kneppers at kneppeaw@rose-hulman.edu.