Green DRIVE Bus Pull Challenge

The 1st Annual Green DRIVE Bus Pull Challenge was a massive success!

Bus Pull Banner

In short: Over 600 people attended.  9 teams with a total of 83 people competed to pull the bus.  We raised close to $3000 for youth asthma education and outreach.  Next year will be even bigger and better!  For event photos visit the Green DRIVE facebook page

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Thank you to our partners: The Avenue Concept,  RI Department of Health (HEALTH), and the Rhode Island Asthma Control Coalition (RIACC) and a BIG thank you to a the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and our other sponsors.

Bus Pull Program Cover

The Winning Teams!

For pictures of all the teams, visit the Green DRIVE facebook page

Providence Students United*** WINNER! BEST TIME ***
Team: “Providence Students United”
Pull Time: 13.7 seconds
Related Organization: PSU (Providence Student Union)

Comments from the Judges:
“Like a slugger hitting a 9th inning walk-off home run, the last contestant, the Providence Students United pulled the bus across the finish line in a time of 13.7 seconds, no second pull necessary to claim the fastest time.”

Project 401

*** WINNER! MOST CREATIVE ***
Team: “Project 401”
Pull Time: 14.8 seconds
Related Organization: Project 401

Comments from the Judges:
“Project 401 took advantage of the ERB beat and entertained the assembled crowd with breakdancing feats. Their first pull incorporated some of the same dance moves into the pull. The judges believe this to be the world’s first example of a bus pull with break dance moves that was successfully completed in less than 20 seconds. This creative energy powered the team to the lowest time of the day in their second pull.”

ShapeUp

*** WINNER! MOST FUNDRAISED ***
Team: “Working As Designed”
Pull Time: 15.2 seconds
Related Organization: ShapeUp

Comments from the Judges:
“Shape up RI kicked off the event with a time that appeared unbeatable. This team is honored for its intelligence, featuring the only contestants of the day who wore gloves. Unfettered by the norms of species exclusivity, Shape Up included both homo sapiens and canis lupis familiaris (a dog). Judges appreciated their team tee shirts imprinted with their team’s name, but would prefer a more varied graphical motif and color palette.”

For more pictures, visit the Green DRIVE facebook page

Bus Pull Poster

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