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Fundraisers required to pull their weight


A United Way has announced a new fundraiser that will test the strength of participants.

The non-profit organization will be holding its first-ever Fire Truck Pull in Fort St. John, a fundraiser for its 2011 United Way Campaign Kick-Off.

The event takes place on Saturday Sept. 24, marking the beginning of the United Way Community Campaign, but teams are needed to get the fundraiser rolling.

The Campaign helps raise awareness and funds for the United Way, which are invested in their communities.

The fundraiser will include teams of up to ten participants, who will pull the Fort St. John Fire Department’s newest truck, which could weigh up to 17,000 kilograms.

Teams will be required to pull the truck 50 feet in the shortest amount of time. The pull will begin at 11 a.m. and will end at approximately 12 p.m. with award presentations immediately following.

Awards will be presented to the team with the fastest time, the best dressed and most spirited team, as well as the team which raises the most money.

Each team can have up to ten members, all of whom must be 18 years of age or older. Teams can also be mixed-gender, or all male/female.

Teams must collect a minimum of $250.00 in pledges in order to compete in the event. The pledge money, registration forms and the mandatory risk waiver must be submitted to the Fort St. John United Way (9325 100th St) by Friday Sept. 16.

For more information or to register a team, please contact The United Way nikih@unitedwaynbc.ca or 250-263-9266.

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