The event took place on April 14 at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum abroad the USS Yorktown Flight Deck, and pitted teams competing to pull an F-18 Hornet weighing more than 18,000 pounds in the shortest amount of time over 50 feet. Medals were awarded for several categories, including highest fundraising, best team name, fastest team, slowest team, most spirited, and “What were you thinking.”
LimRic staff fielded two 10-person teams – Just Cool Your Jets and Just Plane Cool – and raised more than $4,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.
“LimRic Pride is the backbone of our company and it emphasizes the community spirit,” said David Miles, owner of LimRic. “It is exciting to take part in this inaugural event and to give back to an organization that does so much for our community.”
The effort is a part of the LimRic Give Back Grant program which was initiated in February 2016. The program demonstrates “LimRic Pride” by donating a financial contribution to two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations every month. In 2018, LimRic expanded on the program by adding a volunteer element in addition to monthly donations.