POMARIA — 300 students from Pomaria-Garmany Elementary will participate in a stacking event to become eligible for the Guinness World Record.
The students will participate on Thursday after 9 a.m. in the seventh annual World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA)’s Stack Up event.
During the course of the Guinness World Records Day, thousands of sport stackers from all reaches of the world will be up stacking and down stacking various pyramids in prescribed patterns at lightning speed for at least 30 minutes, all combined with a variety of fitness activities. Sights are set on 450,000 stackers participating as sport stacking with Speed Stacks continues to gain popularity around the world.
Sport stacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It is an exciting sport where students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock, compete in relays and often combine sport stacking with fitness challenges as part of physical education classes (check out thewssa.com or speedstacks.com)
Last year, 412,259 stackers participated to break the previous year’s Stack Up record of 316,736. Once again, tens of thousands of stackers are expected to contribute their sport stacking skills from across the United States and around the world in countries such as Hungary, Germany, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand, Columbia, and Taiwan. In addition, many schools are using this event to benefit local communities by stacking up for a good cause.
According to Bob Fox, WSSA Founder and CEO, the Guinness event 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 Guinness World Records, and we’re excited to have another shot at breaking a world record,” said Fox.
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. The WSSA is the governing body for sport stacking and promotes Stack Meets, Leagues and Tournaments around the world. Speed Stacks is the official equipment supplier to the WSSA.
To take part in the record-setting Stack Up, schools and organizations around the world are required to register 25 or more stackers with the WSSA. Once a group completes the 30 minutes of stacking for each participant (anytime during Nov. 15) the organizer and a witness are required to send in an online verification of numbers to the WSSA, who will pass on the total count to Guinness for official recognition. For more information go to: thewssa.com or speedstacks.com