GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – Teams that can be made up of community members, local businesses, law enforcement agencies, public safety offices, hospitals, fitness clubs, and nonprofits that will compete in “towing” a 100-ton Boeing 757 plane 20 feet across Grand Junction’s Regional Airport’s runway on October 2.
Organizers are hoping attendees can have fun and be active, all while giving back to the community.
“I saw how great it could be for a community benefit and so that’s something we’re trying to accomplish and, certainly health and wellness,” Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission Director Ben Snyder elaborates, “You wanna get in shape? Some people pull cars, some people pull trucks, we decided to pull an airplane.”
“An event like this is a new way that you can give back,” United Way of Mesa County Director Zebulon Miracle expresses, “You can get back while having a great time you can get back by doing something unique something that you might not of had the opportunity to. Not only are you having a great time doing it it’s benefiting so many in our community.”
Registration for a full team is $750, $37.50 per team member, where funds raised go to 27 local nonprofits. While the airplane is there for towing, four members from each team can also throw skills in an epic cornhole competition.
Individual registration is also doable when you communicate with the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food trucks, music, and vendors will be present along with free parking. Based on participation count, team pull times will be scheduled starting at 8:30 a.m and emailed to team leads at least one week prior to the event. Spectators are welcome at any time with free admission.
The Airport Tow n’ Throw is presented by Alpine Bank. The event is still open to more sponsors and volunteers.