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Stack Up!

 On Thursday November 15th, and with the help of 369 stackers at Union Elementary, a new Guinness World Record has been set for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." The new mark is 483,658 besting last year's record by more than 70,000 stackers.

According to the World Sport Stacking Association, the 2012 record was set by 2,375 schools and youth organizations representing 30 countries from around the world. To be counted, each stacker was required to engage in sport stacking and related fitness activities for at least 30 minutes on Guinness World Records Day on November 15th. A significant number of schools and organizations also stacked for a good cause such as a food pantry and for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Senior citizens and invited members of the armed forces.

Union Elementary is planning to participate in this event again next year so prepare your canned food items and mark your calendars now for the 2013 STACK UP! It will take place the week before Thanksgiving. The event will be called “STACK AGAINST HUNGER”. Students will be encouraged to bring in canned goods and other items to donate to the community. Next year's goal has already been set to exceed a half a million stackers! We look forward to your participation in 2013.

According to Bob Fox, WSSA Founder and CEO, the Guinness is a wonderful way to bring together sport stackers across the globe. “Sport stacking is an activity enjoyed by all ages and cultures. It promotes hand-eye coordination, fitness, teamwork, speed and lots of fun. This is the seventh year we’ve teamed up with Guiness World Records, and we’re excites to have another shot a breaking a world record.”

Sport stacking with Speed Stacks is in more than 35,000 schools and youth organizations worldwide. It’s appealing to teachers and students because it’s easy to learn but very challenging to master. Benefits include improved reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus.

For more information on sport stacking, you can go to www.thewssa.com or www.speedstacks.com.

Written by: Randy Eich, Physical Education Teacher
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 by Jennifer Williams

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