Monday, February 07, 2005

Spirit fans to attempt world record

Saginaw Spirit fans will attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Records mark at the Spirit-London Knights game Feb. 12. Spirit fans in attendance will have a chance to break the record for "Greatest number of people to pop balloons at one time."

According to Guinness, the current mark of 2477 is held by a group from Wu Kai Sai Youth Village, Hong Kong, who set the record on a football pitch in 2004.

"Fans have to blow up the balloons themselves and pop them without an external object, like a pin or keys," said Spirit assistant game day operations director Kerri Dhyse. "There are a few other rules which we'll explain to fans on a card they'll get before the game."

Volunteers will pass around a log for the poppers to sign in order to verify the record. The record won't be verified for several months by Guinness.

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