Long Islanders compete in Special Olympics Plane Pull at Republic Airport in Farmingdale

Some Long Islanders will be putting their strength to the test for the cause at the Special Olympics Plane Pull.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2021, 12:40 PM

Updated 932 days ago

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Some Long Islanders will be putting their strength to the test for the cause at the Special Olympics Plane Pull.
Several local teams will line up for the contest to see who can pull a plane the farthest.
One of the teams will be led by Angel Athenas, a Huntington resident.
Athenas is the reigning Special Olympics power lifter and four-time gold medal winner.
She and the other participants will be competing for three awards; fastest pulls, lowest combined weights and highest fundraising team.
This is the first time the evening is happening on Long Island
All of the money will be raised for the benefit of the Special Olympics.


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