DÉFI 767 CHALLENGE
by Dick Nieuwendyk
Last Sunday, September 29, over 25 teams of 15 members, participated in the 767 Challenge, using only their human strength to pull an aircraft weighing 72,767 kilos over a distance of 3.5 meters in the fastest time.
The event, which was held at the Air Canada Base at Montreal-Trudeau Airport, raised $45,681 to benefit Special Olympics Québec.
Among the participants were retired professional hockey players Chris ”Knuckles” Nilan and Gilbert Delorme. The day concluded with the presentation of trophies to the team with the fastest pull, the lowest team weight pull (based on the total weight of the participants), and the most dynamic team.
About Special Olympics Québec
The mission of Special Olympics Québec is to enrich the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. The movement provides more than 4,000 athletes, aged 7 and over, throughout Québec with training programs in 17 sports, including 3 developing sports, and a competition network designed to increase their self-sufficiency and self-esteem and foster their social integration.
For information visit : www.specialolympicsquebec.qc.ca
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the most important annual fundraising activity benefiting Special Olympics in the world. It also raises public awareness to the cause of people living with an intellectual disability. Throughout the year, police officers hold a variety of one-of-a-kind fundraising activities: a plane pull (767 Challenge), a truck convoy, a jump in icy water (Polar Bear Pludge), the sale of symbolic torches, a run (the Torch Relay)…
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international movement present in 35 countries. More than 85,000 policemen and policewomen are involved in this global initiative and proudly hold the honorary title of keepers of the Special Olympics flame. www.specialolympicsquebec.qc.ca/course_flambeau_en.aspx