Thank you for the incredible community support for the 2023 Fire Truck Pull! With the community rallying together, this first annual event raised an impressive $23,000 for Connections. It also fostered a powerful sense of camaraderie among the participating teams, including groups from local fire departments, police, gyms, businesses, and even a team of students from Connections.
Congratulations to this year's winners:
🏆 The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department emerged as the champions in the Fastest Pull category, completing the challenge with an impressive time of just 11 seconds.
🏆 In a second category—Lowest Combined Weight Pull—the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue team took top honors by pulling the fire truck 30 feet within the three-minute time limit with team members only weighing a combined 772 pounds.
In addition to the athletic competition, the Fire Truck Pull celebrated the spirit of philanthropy by recognizing the teams and individuals who raised the highest amount of funds for Connections. Congratulations to:
🏆 The Z Squad, a team composed of young adults with autism who attend Connections’ Adult Program, emerged as the Highest Fundraising Team.
🏆 One of their team members, Zach Edenzon, won top honors as the Highest Fundraising Individual.
Connections is grateful to the event sponsors: Presenting Sponsor—CTA Media, Signature Sponsor—the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, Refreshment Sponsor—Wawa and DJ Services Sponsor—Digital Vibez. This event also would not have been possible without the generous support of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue and Palm Beach Gardens Parks and Recreation.
Enjoy these event highlights!