Sunday, July 29, 2012

In Case You Missed It - Charlotte's Fire Truck Pull

This afternoon July 29, 2012, firefighters and police officers will lug a firetruck by a rope along an uptown Charlotte street – for fun a for a cause.


“The Pink Lady”made its official debut at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on
October 1, 2011. Photo Courtsey Charlotte Fire Department.
It’s all part of the “Pink Lady Fire Truck Pull,” an event to raise money for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Cops 4 the Cure group and the Charlotte Fire Department’s “Fight to Extinguish” campaign. Both raise awareness about cancer and support people battling the disease.
Organizers said they’ll be pulling “the biggest, pinkest thing we could find,” a Charlotte Fire Department firetruck dubbed “the Pink Lady.” It was painted pink to raise awareness about breast cancer.

More about the "Pink Lady" ftom the Charlotte Fire Department here.

Teams made up of six to eight people can compete in three categories: all male, all female or co-ed.

Teams will be timed as they pull the firetruck 50 feet. Winning teams in each category will receive prizes.

More than 20 teams are expected to compete.

The truck pull will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday along the 900 block of Hamilton Street, near the NC Music Factory.

People who haven’t registered but want to participate can sign up on-site starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Those who can’t find friends willing to pull a firetruck in late July can sign up individually, and they’ll be placed on a team with others.

The cost for a team entry is $150, and individual entry is $25.

There is more information about the event here.

And more photos of the "Pink Lady" Engine 90 are here.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/27/3411049/pink-lady-fire-truck-pull-to-raise.html#storylink=cpy

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good turn out today!!!!! Money that Officers and their families need. Feel good story indeed.

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