Local Attempt to Beat Guinness World Record
Updated 03/14/05: Sadly, Broomfield, Colorado will retain the world record. However, the 397 participants and their supporters were able to raise funds for the Falmouth Service Center. David should be commended for bringing his community together for a great cause and a fun afternoon!
The challenge was taken up by 15 year old Falmouth High School sophomore, David McTiernan. With the blessing of the Guinness Organization, the Falmouth School Committee and Falmouth's Board of Selectmen, David has embarked on a quest to bring a world record to the Cape.T
hat record you ask? To have the most people dribbling a basketball at the same time for five minutes. David is looking to beat the current record set in the city of Broomfield, CO in 2003. The Broomfield folks, all 640 of them, dribbled their way into the Guinness Book of World Records during an opening ceremony at the Paul Derda Recreation Center. David's hoping for at least 700 to come out and topple the record.
Guinness requires a great deal of documentation such as video proof and signatures from participants prior to awarding a world record. The more people that turn out, the more of a chance there will be to beat the current record and hold on to it.
Two Good Deeds for One
In addition to potentially bringing a little extra fame to our sand bar, David is graciously donating the $1 registration fee to the Falmouth Service Center. The Falmouth Service Center is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping neighbors in need. The center runs several programs including a food pantry. Visit their site for information about donating or volunteering.
When: Sunday, March 13th registration at 4pm, dribble commences at 5pm
Where: The Robert Antonucci Field House at the Falmouth High School on Gifford Street
What to bring: Bring your own regulation basketball and your good dribbling hand!
Register: Download a registration form on David's website. Mail the registration form to David McTiernan, Post Office Box 1665, North Falmouth, MA 02556 or turn it in to the main office at Falmouth High School. Participants may also sign up the day of the event, but registering is encourages.
Don't forget your $1 entry fee! All entry proceeds will be donated to the Falmouth Service Center.