Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Most people playing hopscotch: Portland group breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
PORTLAND, OR, USA -- A group of 381 people organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest hopscotched through more than 100 grids in Portland's Rose Quarter Commons for 10 minutes just after noon on Saturday during the chapter's annual picnic, setting the new world record for the most people playing hopscotch simultaneously,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: On Saturday, Sept. 13, members of Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest gathered to set a world hopscotch record at Rose Quarter. Photos courtesy Sara Adams and Julie Keefe (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most people playing hopscotch simultaneously is 359 and was achieved by Round Hills Elementary School (USA), in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on 20 May 2013.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the greatest number of games of hop-scotch successfully completed in 24hours is 434, by Ashrita Furman of Jamaica, New York, USA at the Westin Regina Hotel, Cancun, Mexico, between January 12-13, 1998.
A record 381 people hopscotched through more than 100 grids in Portland's Rose Quarter Commons for 10 minutes just after noon on Saturday during the chapter's annual picnic, said Columbia Northwest CEO Andy Nelson.
Of the 381 potential record-breakers, about two-thirds were either "bigs" or "littles" -- big or little brothers or sisters -- from the chapter, said Nelson, who was among the hopscotchers, The Oregon Live reported.
Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to use volunteer mentors who act as big "siblings" to provide support to children experiencing adversity. And organizers wanted the hopscotching record to be a meaningful accomplishment for chapter members.
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