PRINCETON — NEADS World Class Service Dogs is actively looking for teams and sponsors to take part in the NEADS’ “Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull” to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Polar Park in Worcester.
Teams of 15 will put their strength to the test to see who can pull an 18-wheeler the fastest.
Already onboard as sponsors are Polar Beverages, Meet Boston, Monty Tech, and O’Connell Plumbing, Inc.
Pulling 4 Paws brings out some friendly competition among different divisions — police, fire, businesses, schools (sports teams, clubs, or other groups are welcome) to name a few.
The winners score major bragging rights, and everyone helps NEADS provide life-changing Service and Assistance Dogs to those who need it most.
The entry fee is $500 with a recommended fundraising goal of $2,500. The team who raises the most overall receives a prize.
The number of teams who can participate is limited, so NEADS encourages you to sign up soon.
Whether you have a team or not, you can also support NEADS and the Pulling 4 Paws Truck Pull by becoming an event sponsor.
“Our goal with the truck pull is to have a community event where partners and friends can have fun and raise money for a good cause,” said Gerry DeRoche, NEADS CEO. “We’re excited that this event is back for the first time since 2019, and we’re also looking forward to opening the event to the public to join as spectators for the first time ever. We’re encouraging teams to sign up now and more details to come on tickets for the public. Everyone is invited to cheer on their favorite team while enjoying a day at Polar Park this April – we look forward to seeing you at the ballpark.”
The event will feature family-friendly activities, games, food, and great entertainment.
NEADS Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Princeton. Established in 1976, NEADS offers the widest array of Service Dog programs in the industry, including Service Dogs for adults and children with a physical disability, Service Dogs for veterans, Service Dogs for Hearing, and Service Dogs for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.
NEADS dogs are also partnered with professionals in classroom, therapy, hospital, ministry, and courthouse settings. As of 2022, NEADS has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 20 consecutive years.
To register, for this event, or for more information, call 978-422-9064; visit neads.org; or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.