Royal Hawaiian Mover’s sister company Dewitt Moving and Storage Guam supports the American Cancer Society, Continental / United Airlines hosted their Annual Plane Pull event on Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Forty-One teams from various businesses and organizations on Guam accepted Continental / United Airlines challenge to vie for the Championship Title . Teams mustered their collective energy to tug a Continental Airlines 737 aircraft, 12 feet, with a total weight of 145,000 lbs , in the shortest amount of time to win the title.
Dewitt Moving & Storage Guam was one of the 41 teams that participated in this much anticipated yearly event. All 41 teams had to pull the plane a distance of 12 feet using the rope attached to a tow bar connected to the front wheels of the aircraft. The team that pulled the aircraft in the shortest amount of time would be the “2011 Continental Airlines Plane Pull Champion”. Each team is comprised of 20 men (men’s division) or 14 men & 6 women (co-ed division). Team Dewitt took 3rd place out of the 41 participants in the men’s division with a total pull time of 4.80 seconds—this was their best pull time ever! Team Dewitt Guam took the traditional Team Parade lap around an airplane hangar and many were on hand to cheer us on. A Kiddie Corner, rock climbing wall, bouncy house, concession stands, and other fun filled activities were also available throughout the event. It was a day of filled with fun, enthusiasm, and excitement for employees, family and friends. A BIG thank you to all the organizations and sponsors in the island community, that helped to make this year’s event a huge success.
In the end, Continental/United raised over $24,000.00, with a hundred percent of the proceeds donated to the local Guam chapter of the American Cancer Society.
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