Piedmont Airlines of Salisbury recently held its 6th Annual “Dash 8 Pull” to benefit United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Teams of 8 were formed, with each member making a $10 donation to United Way to complete their entry. Each team then competed by pulling a Dash 8 Aircraft for 15 feet in hopes to have the shortest time. In addition to the competition, Piedmont employees sold food and chances to dunk their supervisors in a dunk tank. Once again, this year Piedmont opened the competition up to local businesses in the area. Outside competitors included a team from a local gym, Olympia Fitness and a team of clients at Lower Shore Enterprises, Inc. The Olympia Fitness team was victorious overall, with a record pull time of 5.4 seconds.
United Way’s Assistant Director, Amy Luppens, shared “The funds raised at the Piedmont Dash 8 Pull support United Way’s 74 funded programs that fight for the Education, Financial Stability and Health of everyone in our community.”
In addition to the Dash 8 Pull fundraiser, Piedmont Airlines holds an annual employee giving campaign where Piedmont employees have the opportunity to make donations, either of cash, check or through payroll deduction. Last year, Piedmont Airlines’ Salisbury location raised over $50,000 for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.
(L-R) Jason Smullen, James Reid, Michael Thompson, Mike Porta, Charles Duld, Jason Burton, Jordan Mackenzie, and Lee Hagel of Olympia Fitness Club of Salisbury, gather for a photo in front of the Dash 8 Aircraft they later pulled in record time to support United Way.