Mar 192014

Holbrook residents will have an opportunity to take part in making the Guinness Book of World Records. The Holbrook Indian School and SDA Church is asking residents to gather together for an attempt at the world’s largest game of knockout on Sunday, March 23. Knockout is a basketball game popular with young people where shooters try to knock others out of the game.
The Guinness Book of World Records has sanctioned this attempt and though a record is not guaranteed, organizers believe that Holbrook will have a really great shot at it. An Iowa State University Club called VEISHA made 571 shots to set the present record; this effort will be aiming at 700.
The game will take place at Lewis Park, just north of Jim Grey’s Petrified Wood Company on the southern end of Holbrook off Highway 180. Registration opens at 12 noon and will close at 2 p.m. when the game begins.
Guinness requires a lot of proof when conducting a world record attempt, so organizers are asking that once registered, participants stay until they have been eliminated. An adult should accompany kids under 18, and the community is invited to attend and cheer on the players.
There will be various prizes for those registered, including youngest player to make a shot, oldest player, first to register and so forth. Also the winner will receive a $100 iTunes gift card, second place gets a $50 iTunes card and third place, a $25 iTunes card.
For more information, please call David Dickerson at 524-6845.