You read that headline right. On Sat. April 14 from 12-4 p.m. teams of 10 (calling all CrossFit aficionados) can attempt to pull a fighter jet across the flight deck of the Yorktown aircraft carrier. And no, this feat of strength isn’t just for bragging rights — although take ’em if you got ’em — but to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston.
Teams of 10 can register with a minimum donation of $2,500, with all proceeds going to the families staying at the RMHC of Charleston. Each team will pull an F-18 Hornet which weighs about, oh, 18,000 pounds, give or take. Teams pull the jet 50 feet — whoever does it fastest wins. (You get points from us for even trying).
This big-hearted event is ultimately for a good cause — but that doesn’t mean teams can’t poke a little fun at each other, or themselves. Medals will be awarded for highest fundraising teams, best team name, most spirited, fastest team … and slowest team.
The RMHC of Charleston serves as a “home away from home” for families to stay in while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. The house currently has the capacity to serve 32 families every night.