Republic Airways hosts 11th Annual Plane Pull at Indianapolis International Airport
Teams will pull a 24-ton plane to raise money for kids via A Kid Again, Indiana Wish, Riley Children’s Foundation and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent
INDIANAPOLIS, January 30, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Airways today announced its 11th Annual Plane Pull presented by Lucas Oil will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Republic Airways Indianapolis Maintenance Center Hangar located on Indianapolis International Airport property at 3998 S. Hoffman Road, Indianapolis. The sky is the limit for this family-friendly event that has raised nearly $3.6 million since its inception. The event benefits A Kid Again, Indiana Wish, Riley Children’s Foundation and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent.
The Plane Pull began in memory of Tyler Frenzel, a Carmel, Indiana, boy who died from leukemia in 2004. Over the years, funds raised through the Republic Airways Plane Pull have supported children battling life-threatening illnesses.
"Our community’s most valuable asset is our next generation. This unique opportunity to care for some of our most vulnerable children is a powerful way for people to make a difference and Republic Airways is proud to host this event," said Amy Arnell, Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility for Republic Airways. "Whether you build a team with friends from work, school, church, or your neighborhood, all are welcome to join us at this family friendly event!"
The public is invited to participate or watch teams of ten race against the clock to pull a 24-ton aircraft across 15 feet. In addition to the Plane Pull, the event will feature a Kids’ Zone with activities for youth of all ages, food and beverage vendors and a variety of aircraft and airport vehicles to see and tour.
Event information, team registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found at RepublicPlanePull.com.
Republic also will host its annual Plane Pull Gala at Lucas Estate, catered by Prime 47, on Friday, April 21. The exclusive evening event will include silent and live auctions. Details on tables, donations and corporate sponsorship opportunities for the gala are available at RepublicPlanePull.com.
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