Tiyan, Guam – GTA Teleguam’s Co-Ed “Team Ha’la” was named the 2014 United Plane Pull Champion Saturday at the 9th Annual “Towing the Line to Save Lives” fund raiser.
[GTA Teleguam’s Co-Ed “Team Ha’la”]
The United Airlines sponsored event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and Guam Cancer Care. Over 40 Plane Pull teams competed in the event which took place outside the United hangar in Tiyan.
In the Men’s Division, IP&E “Team Saggue” took the crown.
[IP&E “Team Saggue”]
And the Team Spirit Award went to the Westin Resort Guam’s “Team Westin”.
[Westin Resort Guam’s “Team Westin”]
The goal was to pull a United Boeing 737-800 aircraft12 feet in the fastest time. A 737 -800 is 129 feet long, 41 feet high and 124 feet wide and it weighs 145,000 pounds.
Since 2006, the United Plane Pull event, with the support of over 5,000 participants, has raised over $225,000 for the American Cancer Society.