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Community News

Aug. 25, 2017

Katten attorneys pull for Special Olympics

From right, Katten partners Jan H. Cate and Peter D. Ballance join staffer Josh Davis in pulling a 124,000-pound cargo plane for Special Olympics.

A team of 25 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorneys and staff members took part in the 12th annual Plane Pull Aug. 19 at the Long Beach Airport, raising $5,000 for Special Olympics Southern California.

This year’s event featured nearly 40 teams, composed of Special Olympics athletes, volunteers, friends and families competing together to pull a 124,000-pound FedEx aircraft 12 feet in the shortest amount of time.

Co-captained by Rachel Osterbach, a Special Olympics athlete for 25 years and the star of the A&E reality TV series “Born this Way,” the Katten squad pulled the Boeing 757 cargo plane 12 feet in 7.47 seconds. The fastest team, crewed by members of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, managed a time of 5.10 seconds.

This year’s contest raised nearly $140,000 for Special Olympics Southern California.

— Shane Nelson


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