Saturday, September 16
Kona Commons
10:00 am

Bus' A Move - 2017 - Fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii

Special Olympics West Hawaii announced their annual “Bus’ a Move” throw down bus pull competition will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Kona Commons located at located 74-5450 Makala Blvd in Kailua-Kona. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for all teams and the mandatory captain’s briefing begins at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and the order in which teams pull the bus will be determined by a random drawing.

This annual fundraising events encourages supporters who think they’re strong enough to pull a Roberts Hawaii Bus to form a team of 10 and enter one of two categories:

• Fastest pull – All ten members of the team will be on the rope at the beginning of the pull. Teams will pull a Roberts Hawaii Charter Bus that weighs approximately 37,400 pounds, for a distance of 30 feet, within ONE MINUTE.
Lowest combined weight – teams determine the least number of team members needed to pull a 16,500-pound AIRGAS vehicle. Team members may be added as needed to move the vehicle 15 feet. If the team does not pull the vehicle within ONE MINUTE, the team get’s a “No Pull.”
• Most enthusiastic team – judges will award a prize to the most enthusiastic team!

Teams can register by emailing or by calling 808-345-0433. Entry forms, rules and event information are available by clicking this link:

The entry fee for a team is $300 and the deadline to enter is September 11. After September 11, the entry fee will be $350.

Event t-shirts will be given to all pre-registered participants that enter by September 11 and are not guaranteed to teams entering after the deadline. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and can bring gloves if desired.

About Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics West Hawaii is always looking for volunteers to help make this event run smoothly and safely. If you would like to volunteer please email