A group of 10 players from around New England will attempt to break the World Record for the longest Wiffle Ball Game on Saturday September 8th and 9th at Fontaine Field in Norwich, CT. Proceeds from the game, including donations and pledges raised by players, will benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.
**A limited number of roster spots are still available**
This is the second “World Record” event organized by Robert DeAngelis of Rutland Town, VT. DeAngelis was the brains behind the longest marathon baseball game played in July of 2011, timing in at 48 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds. Several players from the baseball game will be participating in the Wiffle Ball event.
Play will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, September 8th and is slated to end at 1:00pm on September 9th. Players will continue play, without any major stoppages for the duration of the event. Umpires and witnesses, each in four-hour shifts will be on hand to comply with Guinness Book of Records standards.
Event organizers are currently seeking volunteers to umpire and serve as witnesses for the event. Anyone interested in participating can contact the Special Olympics Connecticut Eastern Region office at (860) 887-1555 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.soct.org/calendar for more information.
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life.