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UCI plans bid to reclaim world record for largest dodgeball game

Event: UC Irvine will attempt to regain the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeball game. The effort, which aims to recruit 7,000 participants, will be hosted by Associated Students of UCI.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Anteater Recreation Center fields, 680 California Ave. (bldg. 680, grid D10 on campus map)

Supplemental Information: Part of ASUCI’s annual Welcome Week, this event is free and open to the public. Media planning to attend should contact Laura Rico at 949-824-9055 or lrico@uci.edu to arrange for free parking at the East Campus Parking Structure adjacent to the ARC. For a detailed Welcome Week agenda, visit www.asuci.uci.edu.

In 2011, UCI rallied 4,488 participants to break the world record for the largest dodgeball game, previously set by New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology. The record has since changed hands several times and is now held by the University of Alberta.

Participants in UCI’s attempt to regain the record will register as members of either a blue team or a gold team and face off in an epic battle. An adjudicator from Guinness World Records will ensure that rules are followed and confirm the number of players for world-record certification.

This is one of many activities scheduled for UCI’s Welcome Week, during which more than 6,000 freshmen and transfer students join the campus community. Other events include an Anteater Involvement Fair, an Aldrich Park After Dark concert, a Screen on the Green movie night and a midnight shopping trip to Target.

dodgeball competitors
Daniel A. Anderson / University Communications

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