It's time to start training for the heaviest fundraising events in Kentucky -- the Big Brown Truck Pulls for Special Olympics. Once again there will be two Big Brown Truck Pull events on the schedule and this year both will take place at night. The Paducah Big Brown Truck Pull will hit Lower Broadway on Saturday, Aug. 2, and the Lexington Big Brown Truck Pull will return to Texas Roadhouse on Harrodsburg Road on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Both events involve teams of 15 from companies and organizations vying to see who can pull the truck 12 feet in the shortest time. Prizes are awarded in men's, women's and co-ed (at least six women) divisions. There are also prizes for the top fundraising team, top fundraising individual and top fundraising Special Olympics athlete as well as awards for the team that shows the most team spirit and the team with the best team Plane Pull shirt.
For more information about the Big Brown Truck Pull nearest you, click the appropriate city link:
For more information about how your company or community organization can get involved in the 2014 Big Brown Truck Pulls, contact Julie Goodpaster (Lexington) at 800-633-7403 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Candace Thompson (Paducah) at 502-326-5002 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The 2013 Lexington and Paducah Big Brown Truck Pulls
have come to a close with the events raising more than $55,000 for Special Olympics this year.
The Paducah event on Aug. 18 saw 24 teams come out on a rainy night in Western Kentucky to raise more than $33,000. The Paducah event continued an impressive run and has clearly been an event the Paducah community has embraced.
The Lexington Big Brown Truck Pull found a new home this year, making the move to the new Texas Roadhouse in Beaumont Centre on Sept. 21. Another rainy day greeted the pullers, but unlike in Paducah, the weather cleared in time to pull. The event saw an increase in both teams and dollars raised this year, coming in at more than $22,000.
Click below for information about each event.
In addition to the two Big Brown Truck Pulls, SOKY also produced Plane Pull events in Louisville and Northern Kentucky this year.