NVAR vs. 747 — care to place a bet?

The silly dedicated folks from NVAR’s government affairs staff found an… unusual way to raise money for the Special Olympics: They’re going to have a tug-of-war with a 150,000 pound Boeing 747.

It’s part of an event called the Dulles Plane Pull, and the NVAR team (the Capitol Flyers) of 20 that includes some lobbyists and legislators — Chuck Caputo and David Poisson from the House of Delegates, and Mark Herring from the state senate. (Good to see them doing something to save fuel.)

Oh, and to give you an idea what they’re up against, here’s an old Boeing publicity shot of flight attendants next to a 747:

747_flight_attendants

You can cheer the Flyers on at Dulles Airport on Saturday, Sept. 6 — they’ll be pulling between 11:30 and 12:30. More importantly, you can donate to the cause quickly and easily through firstgiving.com. They’re at about 75 percent of their goal of a mere $1500, so help ’em out.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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One Response to NVAR vs. 747 — care to place a bet?

  1. Bob Adamson says:

    You ladies & gents have fun pulling that plane. No hernias, please. All for a great cause-if you’re reading this and haven’t donated already, what are you waiting for?

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