Unfortunately as of August 8th, the fundraiser event has been cancelled. We did not meet our minimum teams required to make the event possible. Please stay tuned or subscribe to our newsletter for future events.


Saturday, September 9th, 2023 | 9:00 AM

Lewis University | 1 University Pkwy, Romeoville, IL

Fundraiser Event | Music | Raffles | Food for Purchase

The Bearcat Pull Challenge is an adrenaline-filled competition that tests the strength and determination of participating teams. Weighing a staggering 17,500 pounds, the Bearcat is a formidable obstacle that requires a Herculean effort to move. Teams of five from different backgrounds gather with their collective might, equipped with raw power and strategic planning. With their muscles strained and hearts pounding, the teams engage in a gripping display of strength as they strive to pull the Bearcat 25 feet in a head-to-head bracket type style until one team emerges the champion!

Trophies will be given for first, second and third place. An additional trophy will be given to the team (or individual) that raises or donates the most money beyond the registration fee.


Teams will consist of five (5) individuals – there is an entry fee of $500 per team

Teams registered by July 15th will have a $50 fee reduction.


Q: Do the team members have to pay the entry fee?

A: Teams may pay the registration fee in several different ways. Teams can have the individuals pay or find sponsors. As this is a fundraiser, it is encouraged to raise as much as possible.

Q: Who benefits?

A:  All the proceeds for the event benefit Farm2Veteran – a non-profit foundation that provides farm fresh food to Veterans in need in the local communities.  Fed ID – 84-4549747


1. Each team cannot have more than 5 members
2. Team brackets will be pulled at 9:00 AM via a lottery system and placed and the single elimination bracket play will take place. In the event of an extra team – the last team chosen may receive a bye in the first round.
3. No team member substitutions after registration unless approved by the foundation.
4. All participants will be required to read and sign a waiver. Anyone who fails or refuses to sign a release will not be allowed to participate.
5. No alcohol will be allowed on premises. The foundation reserves the right to disqualify any participant(s) found under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. Fees will be forfeited.
6. Entry fees are non-refundable as they are a donation to Farm2Veteran.
7. All registrations must be received and paid no later than September 1st, 2023 – unless prior arrangements have been made.  A t-shirt will be provided to all registered individuals.
8. The foundation has the right to deny or disqualify any individual or team registration and has the final determination on the winners.
9. Rules are subject to change if deemed necessary by the foundation.

Questions or Need More Information – Contact Michelle – events@farm2veteran.com

Looking to make a corporate donation to the overall event, or provide an item for our giveaways?

Please contact Michelle directly at sponsor@farm2veteran.com