Second Annual Midland Truck Pull Raised $15,000 for United Way
Community members, classmates, families and colleagues raised over $15,000 in the second annual Midland’s Pulling for United Way – Truck Pull on September 17.
Twelve corporate teams and three high school teams joined together in support of the community by pulling a 60,000 pound Midland tractor trailer a distance of 125 feet. Students from Moncton, Harrison Trimble and Petitcodiac Regional high schools competed in the first-ever high school division with Harrison Trimble taking the win. Keltic Transport defeated Midland Transport in this year’s corporate competition, winning in back-to-back years.
“This is a very exciting event for us at J.D. Irving Limited and Midland Transport. We believe in our community and the great potential in southeastern New Brunswick. Through this challenge, we were able to encourage healthy competition and achieve something incredible,” said Wayne McDonald, VP, Corporate Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited.
“We were pleased to work with Midland Transport for this unique event. Teams had a great time, and each participant did something they never imagined doing. At United Way we believe that together, we are possibility. This event shows that when we come together we can achieve something big, something seemingly impossible. We are truly grateful for the support of Midland Transport and all our participating teams,” says Kirk Muise, Campaign Chair for the United Way.
Each corporate team raised a minimum of $1,000 to participate, while each high school team has raised a minimum of $500. All money raised during the event supports the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick and their efforts to improve lives locally by creating long-term, sustainable change; moving people from poverty to possibility, creating strong communities, and ensuring that kids be all that kids can be.
|Members of Petitcodiac Regional School.