Special Olympian Jaclyn Knipe and her family and friends formed a team that pulled a FedEx 757 at the annual Special Olympics Airplane Pull Aug. 26 at Indianapolis International Airport. Knipe’s team and several others from Johnson County raised more than $1,200 for Special Olympics.
Knipe and her team featured (in no particular order) Brad Harr, Anthony Amato, Aaron Simmons, Tim Rohl, Ryan Abel, Quentin Hedges, Dwayne Hedges, Luke Jackson, Jennifer Hedges, Vincent Perr, Dayton Jackson and Ali Callahan.
Greenwood High School’s football team and four Special Olympians (below) also participated in the challenge. The Woodmen edged out the squads from Carmel and Noblesville to claim the football team title.
Team members are (in no particular order) Jaclyn Knipe, Chelsea Davis, Christine Ebbeler, Andy Pollert, Brandon Rosado, Noah Dixon, Nick and Noah Wilham, Oliver Rau, Bryce Hoffman, Alex Walker, Cameron Bridges, Joe Bassler, Eric Simpson, Gavin Dowling, Sam Ellington and Kaylor Smith.