On Saturday, October 22nd, in the spirit of fundraising, close to 40 teams entered into the ultimate game of tug of war by pulling an 80-TON FedEx cargo plane done the run way at Portland Jetport. Teams of 20 collaboratively competed for the fastest time pulling the plane a total of 20 feet.
Proceeds from the 2022 Plane Pull ® benefit the Travis Mills Foundation – a nonprofit organization to benefit America’s recalibrated veterans and their families. The goal was to raise $150,000 and the event pulled more than $270,000!
Hammond Lumber Company, the presenting sponsor, entered a team of employees into the pull and finished 16th with a time of 5.409 seconds.
The team included; Troy Norko (Brunswick), Steve Barnes (Ellsworth), Seth Leichnitz (Belgrade), Kayley Leichnitz, Matthew Newcomb (Portland), Wyatt Newcomb, Alex Benner (Portland), Scott Merrill (Portland), Angela Humes (Auburn), Jody Marie Scott (Rockland), Dan Gagne (Belgrade), Owen Gagne, Issiah Tibbetts (Belgrade), Scott Olsen (Auburn), Tim Sternberg (Camden), Sadie Hammond (Belgrade)
For more information on Travis Mills Foundation, visit their website.