Fire Truck Pull 2016

April 23rd, 2016 marked the 9th annual Fire Truck Pull – an event in which teams race to pull a fire truck 100 feet in support of Special Olympics Indiana.

Tyler Whitehouse planned the event in conjunction with Rodney Lockman, and Tanner Shipman from Indiana State University (Theta Omicron Chapter). Together, our chapters collected donations, raised awareness, and organized the food and entertainment.

All the hard work paid off. Not only did the event go smoothly, but this was the first year we raised over $10,000 for the cause. In addition to that,┬áPikes International’s Executive Vice-President/CEO Justin Buck was there to witness (and take part) in the festivities.

Overall, this year’s Fire Truck Pull brought our two chapters closer together, demonstrated Pike’s involvement in the community, and provided much needed funds to a worthy cause.

Brothers helping set up, while Potter encourages them by looking cool.

Brothers helping set up. Potter encourages them by looking cool.

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This is how Fire Truck Pull makes people feel.

This is how Fire Truck Pull makes people feel.

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The coveted Fire Truck Pull trophy.

The coveted Fire Truck Pull trophy.

No event is complete without corn hole.

No event is complete without corn hole.

What's important here is the Fire Truck Pull shirt. Not the dog inside it.

What’s important here is the Fire Truck Pull shirt. Not the cute dog inside it.

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The actual pull part of the Fire Truck Pull begins.

The actual pull part of the Fire Truck Pull begins.

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Who's that guy pulling with the ISU Pikes?

Who’s that cool guy pulling with the ISU Pikes?

He's pulling with us as well.

He’s pulling with us, too!

It's Justin Buck!

It’s Justin Buck!

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Now that he’s done leading us as president, Joe has turned to leading us in song.

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Not only does the Terre Haute PD have a great FTP team, they also put on a K-9 demonstration.

Not only does the Terre Haute PD have a great FTP team, they also put on a K-9 demonstration.

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1st Place! And on a more serious note, we really love it when different fraternities work together. So thank you to everyone in this picture, and everyone else who participated.

1st Place! And on a more serious note, we really love it when different fraternities work together for a good cause. So thank you to everyone in this picture, and to everyone else who participated.

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