facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Seattle breaks snowball fight record

Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Seattle man said his snowball fight fundraiser set a world record thanks to some friends and a construction company.

Neil Bergquist said the goal of Saturday's event at Seattle Center was to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County and break the world record of 5,387 people who participated in a South Korean snowball fight, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Monday.

Bergquist said the event appeared to be in trouble due to a snow shortage, but he and some friends hauled in 160,000 pounds of snow from Snoqualmie Pass with the help of construction firm KLB.

The organizer said 5,834 people participated, breaking the Guinness World Record.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store
2
Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week
3
Town cancels trick-or-treating due to polar bears Town cancels trick-or-treating due to polar bears
4
Ebola plush toys are big sellers Ebola plush toys are big sellers
5
44,000 pounds of beer stolen from Miller High Life big rig in Florida 44,000 pounds of beer stolen from Miller High Life big rig in Florida
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback