The Arc of Tuscaloosa County will host the “hottest event in Tuscaloosa” on April 30, 2016 starting at 9A.M. “Pullin’ for The Arc” is great fun and open to the public. Teams of 10 individuals raise a minimum of $250 and compete against other teams by pulling a 44,000 pound Tuscaloosa Fire Truck a distance of 50 feet. Team costumes are encouraged but not required. Trophies will be awarded for fastest pull, slowest pull, most enthusiastic team and the team that raises the most money. The event will also include a free Kid’s Zone with bounce houses, face painting, and games, as well as food vendors, tours of emergency vehicles, and entertainment.

All proceeds support The Arc of Tuscaloosa County. Team slots are still available so challenge your friends or co-workers to help you pull for a cause! Contact Sarah McFarland at 556-4900 to obtain details about reserving your team.

Since 1957, The Arc of Tuscaloosa County has assisted individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The Arc is currently supporting over 250 individuals in Tuscaloosa County by providing prevocational training, supported employment services, personal and systems advocacy, family counseling, personal-care services and dissemination of information to the community. Paavo Hanninen, Board President, stated “One of the things we like to emphasize is that each person is unique and we help to bring opportunities for success to people’s lives. In order to do that, we require resources and funding.” Together we can offer a brighter, more independent future!

To learn more about The Arc of Tuscaloosa County, visit www.thearcoftuscaloosa.org, or call 205-556-4900.