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$12,010 Raised at the San Diego Truck Pull!

March 2, 2020 | 8:36pm

There's an extra day in 2020 and we weren't about to let it go to waste!

On February 29, we held the San Diego Truck Pull at AleSmith Brewing Co., marking the first time that we've ever hosted our signature fundraising event in the Golden State. Teams of 5-10 people competed to see who could pull an Ace Relocation Systems truck 100 feet the fastest! A grand total of $12,010 was donated to support our hunger relief and food rescue programs - which will allow us to provide 28,000 additional meals this year!

SanDiegoTruckPull2020-Web1.jpgDragging an 8-ton moving truck with your bare hands is never an easy task, but the pleasant southern California weather we had on Leap Day definitely lightened to the load a little bit. Nine teams tested their might, and all put up a valiant effort, but at the end of the day, Team Saved Not Soft was named our Truck Pull Champions!

This was our first truck pull of 2020, and it simply would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Ace Relocation Systems, Dewitt Move WorldwideReloTrans Auto TransportSullivan Solar PowerCDS Moving EquipmentJohnson's Storage and MovingRepublic Moving & StorageBlue ChipCalifornia RelocationNational Insurance Housing, and PC Housing.

SanDiegoTruckPull2020-Web6.jpgThe only thing more difficult than pulling a truck may be planning the Truck Pull itself! We are so incredibly grateful to the members of the San Diego Truck Pull Committee, especially Craig Morreale, Jeremy Day, and Jeff Nadeau, for all of the time and passion they put into this event.

AleSmith Brewing Company was the perfect venue for the Truck Pull and we can't thank the staff enough for being such gracious hosts.

And, last but not least, we have to thank all of the teams we pushed themselves to the limit by pulling together to help us reduce food waste and fight hunger.

Our next truck pull will be held in the City of Brotherly Love, as AVE presents the first-ever Philadelphia Truck Pull. We're really excited for this one, because it's going to be hosted by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback, Sidney Jones! We hope to see you there!