People Pull for the Special Olympics

A competition literally rolled in money and support for area Special Olympics athletes.

And it had participants working hard this Saturday morning.

Special Olympics Texas held its first "Fire Truck Pull" today at Midwestern State University.

Teams like the Wichita Falls Nighthawks Minor League Football Team tried to be the fastest to pull a fire truck 50 feet.

In all four teams gave it the 'ol college try and it was all to benefit area Special Olympians.

"This cause is what's most important. Being able to see those guys faces lit up because people like us, the fire department, and some of the fire department wives, just being able to come out there and do this for them is what it's all about," said Willis Hogan, a Nighthawks Team Member.

"It's about having fun but more importantly about supporting our Special Olympics athletes, to be able to continue these programs to give them the self-esteem and give them that sense of unity and that they can do anything if they put their mind to it," said Mike Stricklind, the North Texas Special Olympics Director.

The nighthawks used their bulging biceps to pull in the first place trophy.

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