Last week was really special for Sun Country. We were lucky enough to put together a ton of amazing humans around town to pull an airplane benefiting the American Cancer Society®. Who gets to spend their workday like that?! The continued inspiration to fight back against cancer is truly inspiring and it’s moments like these that fill our hearts with tons of love and hope. A combined $46,000 has been raised and donations can certainly continue if you’re reading this from home (the donations are still climbing).
Our friend, Sunny, got in on the fun and put in a few solid plane pulls as well. Prowl, from the Minnesota Lynx, helped him out. Because cute little bears can always use a friend! We ate donuts and watched 14 teams get in line to pull our 737-800 down the tarmac 25 feet per team.
You can see a list of all the teams that participated here. But, we figured we’d give some solid kudos to the top three in our final round. All of the hangar-cheers to the Sun Country Maintenance Crew for winning the second year in a row with a 10.75 second record pull (!) Coming in second was KS95’s Team Mary O at 11.32 seconds. In third, was Sun Country’s Finance and Charter Sales team with 11.33 seconds. Way to go, all!
We wanted to extend a really special thank you for those that went above and beyond raising money to fight cancer. The top fundraising teams were: Sun Country IT, Sun Country HR and Legal, and our Sun Country Reservations Team. Together, they raised a collective $15,739. We can’t thank you enough for being a part of this event and showing your strength in more ways than one (even though pulling a 90,000-pound airplane is a pretty good way to do that alone).
Brittany is a member of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. Her favorite things about Sun Country are the close-knit family vibe and the passion behind the people, as if the employees and customers grew up loving the “airline next door.” Her favorite destination? The whimsical forests and rain of Seattle’s coast.