Six Scott College of Business students and Dean Terry Daugherty joined forces with State Farm and went head to head with a Boeing 757 jetliner in an exciting game of tug of war on Saturday.
They participated in Plane Pull Challenge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana, which took place at the Indianapolis International Airport’s Postal Hub. The students are (left to right above) Jayson Wagler, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major; Korey Castle, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major; Sam Bowen, junior, Accounting major; Noah Heim, senior, Insurance and Risk Management and Finance major; MaKenzie Quissell, senior, Finance major and Insurance and Risk Management minor; and Jillian Turner, freshman, Insurance and Risk Management major.
“How often in life do you get to pull a plane?” Daugherty said. “This was a first for me, but tremendously fun because I got to share it with our business students. I am appreciative of State Farm for always supporting the college and for allowing us to participate in such a memorable event serving a great cause.”
The event also featured live music, food, souvenirs, games, and other activities throughout the day.
“Participating in Pull the Plane Challenge was a fun way to spend time with friends, support the community, and partner with a great supporter of the Scott College of Business, State Farm,” Heim said.
Said Brazil State Farm agent Jenni Marietta: “We are so fortunate to have cultivated a great relationship with our neighboring Scott College of Business at Indiana State University, providing the opportunity to team up for events like this to have fun, positively represent our communities and organizations, and raise money for an excellent cause. We love putting our intentions into action and appreciate the help of our partners from ISU for taking on the great Plane Pull Challenge of 2021.”