Local group will dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge for 43 hours straight
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. --A local group is using their dodge
ball talents to break a world record and do some good at the same time.
Two, 9-person teams plan to play dodge ball for 43
straight hours. They're doing it to get in the Guinness Book of World Records -
and it's not their first time.
"Three years ago, we set the record at 31 hours, and when
that happened we all said we're done, we're not doing it again, it's so taxing
on the body it was tough," said Rob Morobimmel.
But that "never again" attitude didn't last
"As soon as I found out our record was broken, we needed
it back. You know, it just didn't feel
right and so here we are again, going to play for 43," said Morobimmel.
The Wounded Warrior Project will benefit from this
"Veterans, I mean they give to their country, they give
everything to their country, and a lot of communities don't give back to their
veterans. I see that a lot here in this
community," said Don Tallman the Wounded Warrior Alumni Ambassador.
"I used to run marathons and I think that was crazy, but
doing something physical for 43 hours straight, that's a lot of strain on the
body," said Tallman.
Some of the players are professional, others amateur,
coming from around the Capital Region, and as far away as Japan.
"We're here with people we want to be with, doing
something great for a good cause, raising money, it's exciting," said Jeff
Jeanette, a player from Schenectady. "I can't imagine what it's going to feel
like after 40 hours, but we're going to try and we're going to have a good time
doing it. We're going to try and enjoy
each hour and with all the great people and all the good food and good music,
it's going to be great."
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