Cornerstone University Attempts To Break Guinness World Record

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On Feb. 1 CU will hold the largest Knockout basketball game ever on campus.

On Feb. 1, 2013 CU is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for largest basketball game of Knockout.

The previous record is held by the University of Notre Dame with 433 players last March.

“We are hoping to have at least 500 people participate,” said Ian Grotenhius, assistant student activities director who is organizing the event. “It’s fun and different so we’re hoping a lot of people come out and help us set a record.”

Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Athletic Center participants will begin lining up to play the game.
They will be entertained with games, free food and music.

The top 10 participants will receive gift cards as well as a grand prize for the winner of the game.

To ensure the record is legitimate Guinness requires a counter to sit at the foul line to double-check that the names on the waivers are legitimate. And, two witnesses not associated with the university must be present to verify the event.

The objective of the game is to make shots in order to survive elimination and, in turn, eliminate other players. The basic rule of the game is if the trailing player makes a shot before the leading player, the leading player is eliminated. The winner of the game is the last remaining player.

“It’s just a great family activity,” said Grotenhuis, a graduate of CU. “We need as many people as we can get to help us.”

For more information on the event, check out the Facebook page here:!/events/492447387459975/?fref=ts

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