Our friends in the desert sure know how to throw a good party! This past Saturday, our partners at Beltmann Relocation Group, along with members of the Arizona Relocation Alliance, held the first-ever Arizona Truck Pull to benefit Move For Hunger. More than $21,000 was raised for our food waste reduction and hunger relief efforts and a good time was had by all.
The event was hosted at Uncle Bear's Brewery, Tap Room & Yard in Gilbert, Arizona. Teams of 5-10 people competed to see who could pull a Beltmann Relocation truck 100 feet in the fastest time. The Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department was crowned Truck Pull Champion, with the Olmstead Team and Friends coming in a close second. Although it takes brute strength and speed, all teams were able to pull the Beltmann truck in good time!
In addition to pulling the truck, the event had a raffle complete with a signed football by Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson and signed basketball from Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, along with free rounds of golf. Southwest Airlines donated snacks for the event, with their famed airplane cookies and crackers available for everyone. A food truck also kept the crowd full while the brewery served some delicious beer to make sure everyone was properly hydrated.
This successful event wouldn't be possible without the incredible support of our sponsors. Beltmann Relocation Group, the Arizona Relocation Alliance, ArcBest, Victory Packaging, Movers Specialty Service, Kentucky Trailer, and ChoiceLocal and others all contributed to help fight hunger and food waste in the relocation industry. A big thanks goes to Jason Vargas and his team at Beltmann Relocation Group as they literally took the event and ran with it!
Thank you again to everyone who came out, participating in and volunteered to help make this event a success - it was trucking awesome!