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4/22/2013

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Grove City College students break world record

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Grove City College students break world record

4/22/2013

On April 19, Grove City College students, faculty and members of the community broke the Guinness World Record for most participants playing in a game of knockout at the Physical Learning Center on campus. Grove City College set the record with 586 participants; the previous record was 571. The participants were predominantly students, but some faculty and members of the community also contributed.

The game of knockout is played on a basketball court. The line of players starts at the free-throw line and the first player takes a shot in hopes of putting through the basket. If the first player misses, the second player tries to sink his or her shot before the first player does; if the second player succeeds, the first player is out. This continues until one player remains.

Executive Vice President of Social Affairs for the Student Government Association Louis Phillips put together the event with the help of the administration, the Student Government Association and the Men’s Activity Board. Phillips and GCC also partnered with the United Way to raise funds for their charity.

While the event was going on, there was inflatable jousting, bungee run, sumo wrestling, volleyball, bean bag toss, kanjam, a DJ and free food to keep the participants active and engaged throughout the night. “It was an honor to coordinate an event where hundreds of GCC students could come together to break a world record and support a local charity,” Phillips said.

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