On Tuesday September 20th, eight Levitt-Safety employees pulled a 33,000 pound Oakville transit bus 20 feet across the finish line to raise awareness for the United Way and drive change in Oakville.
More than 300 people came out to the kickoff event, with 22 teams coming together to pull a bus at this year’s Bus Pull. Thanks to everyone’s dedication, over $30,000 was raised for the United Way of Oakville! This far exceeded the $23,000 organizers had hoped for, and the United Way hopes this is a sign of how successful 2016’s campaign will be.
Levitt-Safety raised $700 for the cause and came in seventh place with a final time of 27.5 seconds! We want to give special thanks to the suppliers who generously sponsored our team this year: Haws Corporation, MSA, and Watson Gloves, who also provided their Gladiator gloves to protect our team’s hands during the pull.
Some of the other teams that participated included the Halton Regional Police, Oakville Fire Department, Oakville Town Council, Oakville Transit, Oakville Hydro, and other local banks and businesses. Although the Oakville Fire team beat the Halton Police with a time of 23 seconds in their first match-up, the police team took home bragging rights in a rematch during the finals. Halton Police finished with 21.80 seconds.
Some other notable results include:
- Top Fundraising Team: United Way Oakville Campaign Cabinet
- Top Fundraising Individual: Terry Smith
- Winning Team: 2 District Halton Police
- Spirit Award: Community Living Oakville Chargers
- Title Sponsor: Oakville Hydro
- Presenting Sponsor: Manulife
We’re proud of all the participants and look forward to the fun events we have planned to continue this year’s fundraising efforts. For more information, or to donate to the UWO campaign, visit uwoakville.org.