Mason Breaks World’s Largest Dodgeball Game Record

Posted: September 8, 2010 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: September 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm

More than a thousand Patriots gathered on Friday, Sept. 3, to break the world record for the largest game of dodgeball.

Mason’s 1,257 participants beat the previous world record of 1,198 held by the University of Alberta.

Players were placed on either the Green or Gold team and received a commemorative T-shirt with their team color.

More than 100 silver balls were placed in the middle of the court, and when the whistle blew, players battled it out for nearly an hour. At the end of the game, the Gold Team took home the title, “Winner of the World’s Largest Dodgeball Game.”

According to event organizer Danielle Lapierre, assistant director in the Office of Alcohol, Drug and Health Education, the extensive paperwork needed to certify the record is being prepared and will be submitted this week, but it may take several months before the game is officially certified.

The Office of Student Involvement hopes to make the dodgeball game an annual Welcome Week tradition.

Video by Tara Laskowski and Catherine Ferraro

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