Indiana Corizon team pulls a plane for charity

Indiana Corizon team pulls a FED/EX plane for charity

Corizon/Aramark Team with Commissioner Lemmon

Could you imagine being in a tug-of-war with a 164,000-pound FedEx Boeing 757 and raising money for a worthy cause just to pull it?

On August 17, several members from Corizon Indiana joined forces with ARAMARK to pull a plane on behalf of Indiana Special Olympics.

Teams represented Corizon from the Indiana Regional Office, as well as Team RDC (Reception Diagnostic Center). Indiana Regional Office participants included Chris Duffy, VPO, and Jan Lewis, AA/System Management, as well as employees from RDC, Dr. Christopher Nelson, Tina Burger, LPN, and Miami Correctional Facility employee Michelle Myers, NP. Each team was comprised of at least 20 “pullers” and one Special Olympian. A total of 79 teams participated in the event, which raised over $180,000 for Indiana Special Olympics.

The Corizon Regional Office/ARAMARK team won their division by pulling the plane 12 feet in 5.552 seconds. The team raised a total of $1,225.

The Indiana Department of Corrections was well represented at the event with teams from RDC, Putnamville, Logansport Juvenile, and several other sites participating. Commissioner Bruce Lemmon also attended the event and expressed gratitude for the participation of all employees.

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