Guam – In support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, United will host the 8th Annual Plane Pull “Towing the Line to Save Lives” on Saturday, April 20, at the United hangar in Tiyan from 8:30am to 2pm.
Each team will compete to pull a United Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The team that pulls the aircraft 12 feet in the fastest time will be named the 2013 United Plane Pull Champion. Teamwork, strength and fun will be needed as each team pulls together to save lives. Since 2006, the United Plane Pull event, with the support of over 4,500 participants, has raised over $206,000 for the American Cancer Society.
This year the Triple J F-250 Truck Pull has been added to the festivities with proceeds benefiting Guam Cancer Care. Teams of between one and four people can register and pay at the event for $20 per pull. The team that pulls the truck 15 feet in the fastest amount of time will be named the 2013 Triple JF250 Truck Pull Champion. The winner of this event will receive one (1) United Economy Intra-Asia ticket.
“As the hometown airline of Guam, we are proud to continue hosting the annual Plane Pull event with United employees working together to save lives. It is an excellent cause and another opportunity to pull together as a community and join the fight against cancer,” said Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director of Business Development for Asia Pacific.
The event is open to the public and admission is free. Food concessions from California Pizza Kitchen, Jamaican Grill along with a variety of carnival food and beverage items will be on sale. Carnival activities including basketball, a kiddie corner and local entertainment as well as the “crowd-pleasing” dunking booth where you have a chance to dunk some of Guam’s top personalities, including Lt. Governor of Guam Ray Tenorio, Dr. Robert Underwood from the University of Guam, Senator Tina Muna-Barnes, Kyle Mandapat of Power 98 and Louse Muna of The KAT.
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