A group of Lakewood Sheriff's Station deputies competing as the "Lakewood Juggernauts," were tops in strength and speed during a Plane Pull fundraising competition at the Long Beach Airport last weekend benefitting local Special Olympics athletes.
During the Saturday, Aug. 11 event, the team of 25 pulled a 164,000-pound Fed Ex Airbus 310 to help raise funds for local Special Olympic athletes. Teams competed against each other by pulling a rope attached to the airplane’s front wheels.
The “Lakewood Juggernauts” won the “Fastest Pull” trophy, pulling the massive plane 12 feet in 8.2 seconds. The team was also crowned as the “2012 Plane Pull Law Enforcement Champions.”
In order to compete in the event, each team was required to raise a minimum of $1,000 for Special Olympics of Southern California.
For additional information on Special Olympics of Southern California, visit their website at www.sosc.org.
The Lakewood Sheriff's Station serves the communities of Artesia, Lakewood, Bellflower, Hawaiian Gardens and Paramount.