I was contacted by Steve Pona from St. Louis who wanted to let me know about a very special event. Taking place Oct. 9-11, this marathon baseball game and weekend celebration will seek to top an amazing effort by Steve and his team in 2007.
In 2007, they raised $100,000 for the Boys’ Club of St. Louis by setting a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Baseball Marathon Game every played. The 1944 St. Louis Browns beat the 1928 St. Louis Stars 119-84 in 92 innings in a game that was clocked at 32:29:25.
This year, according to Steve, “We’re really going deep – both the length of the game and the scale of the event. We’re going to, again, set a new Guinness World Record by playing baseball for 48 consecutive hours. But, that’s just the start of a Weekend of Baseball for St. Louis.”
To learn more about the event, please check out: www.worldrecordbaseballgame.com
Also, you can join the cause on Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/319433/60727521?m=6d54c0aa
According to Steve, “the 40 players in the game vary in profession from stay-at-home-father to senior corporate leaders to media to blue collar. But this event has certainly shown us that sports can be a tool for positive affect. Each of the players is responsible for raising a minimum dollar amount. They continue to show their competitive colors and athletic tendencies by blowing the doors off of our fundraising goals.”
Stay tuned for the event this October. It will, again, be streamed live on the above-mentioned website. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Steve at (c) 314-662-1701, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevepona.