Council candidate serves as captain for plane pull team


William Howard, a candidate for Carmel City Council’s North District, is serving as the team captain for Howard’s Heroes, a team set to compete in the 18th annual Special Olympics Plane Pull Challenge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Indianapolis International Airport Postal Hub, 2475 Hoffman Rd., Indianapolis.


“This particular event, the plane pull challenge, is one of single, largest fundraisers (Special Olympics) does,” Howard said. “With me being a newly elected board member, I just wanted to be able to get in on the ground level and help out as well as doing whatever work I can with the organization internally. This is just one of my efforts, trying to volunteer and help out on the ground level.”

Howard was elected to the Special Olympics Indiana board of trustees in May.

The team has approximately 15 participants already, but each team is allotted up to 20. If anyone wants to sign up to be a part of Howard’s team, Howard encourages them to do so. However, he also said donations are a big part of the event, as well.

“Each team is expected to raise a minimum of $1,200 dollars per team to participate,” said Howard, who confirmed his team has raised the minimum amount. “Anything above and beyond that is great, it’s perfect. It’ll directly benefit Special Olympics Indiana.”

For more about Howard’s Heroes or to donate, visit

Howard’s team consists of many municipal candidates, including Howard; Miles Nelson, a candidate for Carmel City Council, Adam Kaps, Lane Skeeters and Samantha DeLong, all candidates for Fishers City Council; Jeremy Hawk and Jason Myers, both candidates for Noblesville Common Council, and Kyle Swain, a candidate for Greenwood City Council.

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