Photo: A Team Yellow member throws a
ball during the Largest
dodgeball game.Photo by JASON FRANSON/Edmonton
photo) “We thought it’d be a really good event
that could bring the campus together,” said Nick Dehod, a
spokesman with the university’s student’s union, moments before
the big game started. “I’m really excited.”
The previous Guinness world record for
dodgeball game, held by San Diego State University,
was 450 people.
The student’s union and the campus residence’s
association came up with the idea for a record-breaking game
after talking to students who live in Lister Hall, where they
play the game regularly.
The players were randomly separated into
teams of green and gold, representing the school’s colours.
More than 400 balls were set up at the
centre line while participants cheered and mascots danced
around the makeshift playing field.
Only the most eager sprinted to the middle
line when the game officially began. They retreated just as
quickly and a steady stream of balls began flying through