Today I tested my muscles, with a team of 20, by played tug-of-war with an aircraft weighing near 90 tons at O’Hare International Airport!!  

Best of all, my participation in this extreme event benefited the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

The donations raised will help provide more than 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 20,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7) the chance to participate in year-round sports training and competitions – all at no cost to the athletes or their families!

I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event with those that I love and to meet new friends. I hope our efforts today will make an impact and transform lives!