Largest Game of Knockout: New Orleans fans set world record (HD Video)
NEW ORLEANS, USA--During the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in New Orleans, Buick organized the largest basketball Knockout game ever with over 422 people participating, setting the new world record for largest game of Knockout,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Buick's World's Largest Game of Knockout was set during the NCAA Finals in Bracket Town in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Joseph Crachiola for Buick
The previous Guinness world record for the largest game of basketball knockout consisted of 379 players and was achieved by Grace College (USA) in Winona Lake, Indiana, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest knockout on the Boxing game in Wii Sports (Nintendo, 2006); it took just 8 seconds and was achieved by Tim Stoddard (UK).
Knockout is a basketball game involving participants lined up behind the free throw line.
After the first player begins shooting, the next player is allowed to take a shot as well.
If the second player makes a basket first, the earlier shooter is "knocked out" and the game continues until just one winner remains. Narrowing a field of 422 down took a total of one hour and 56 minutes.
The winner, a student at the University of New Orleans, won tickets to the championship basketball game and $1,000.
For Buick, the official NCAA Partner of Human Achievement, the event was part of a larger effort to promote current and former student athletes who are making a difference in local and world communities.
Through the NCAA Men's Final Four weekend, Buick, together with Samaritan's Feet, donated more than 5,000 pairs of shoes to children in need.
"Through fun activities like the knockout game, Buick's Final Four involvement celebrated the difference we can all make in the world," said Craig Bierley, director of Buick Advertising and Promotions.
"Along with the 422 people who were part of a record-setting game, thousands of needy children got shoes on their feet over the weekend. That's true human achievement."