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Beating a World Record
Union Elementary was very fortunate to have Coach Andy and Coach Tobin from Extreme Ice Center instruct hockey lessons to all physical education classes for a week in September. Through a grant program, Union Elementary received 30 hockey sticks, 2 hockey goals, and 12 hockey balls to instruct more hockey lessons.
Mr. Eich continued the hockey unit and said “This is the most enthused and active that I have ever seen the kids here at Union. The students were so excited and they continue to ask if they can play hockey again.”
On Thursday November 14th, and with the help of 355 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 record is now over 550,000 besting last year's record of 483,658.
According to the World Sport Stacking Association, the 2013 record was set by 2,800 schools and youth organizations representing 36 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. A significant number of schools and organizations also stacked for a good cause such as a food pantry.
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.
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: Nov 26, 2013 by Jennifer Williams