Republic Airways sponsors 'Plane Pull' to raise money for children's foundations

Volunteers participate in the Republic Airways Plane Pull to raise money for several children's foundations. (WTHR Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Dozens of people are competing to see who can pull a 24-ton plane the fastest.

The competition is all to raise money for organizations that help kids in need.

Republic Airways sponsored the plane pull at the Indianapolis International Airport.

"It's all about the child. We want to touch the future, touch the children. We want to make sure children can get to their potential, accomplish their dreams and live out their destiny. That's why we're here today," said Manny Ohonme. "No child should ever be left behind, truly, because they don't have shoes or because they don't have the resources to go to the hospital. that's unacceptable. We've got to be able to do something to change that path."

The money raised from Saturday's event goes to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund, the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, the Riley Children's Foundation and A Kid Again.

Since 2011, competitors have raised more than $2.4 million.