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February 10, 2010 > Jumping for a world record

Jumping for a world record

Submitted By Caitlin Dissinger

There are not many times in our lives when the opportunity to be part of a world record arises. However, on Monday, February 1, the California Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance invited all Californians to come together to beat one. Currently held by Australia, the record for the most people simultaneously jumping rope, stands at 59,000. On February 1 at 9 a.m. schools, businesses, and individuals from across the state hoped to beat that record as they joined together to jump rope and raise money for the American Heart Association.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School in Fremont was among more than 400 schools that stepped up to the challenge to jump rope for at least three consecutive minutes. At Our Lady of Guadalupe School, the event began with an assembly where the kids prayed, cheered, and stretched in preparation for their jumping, and at exactly 9 a.m. all began to jump to songs including versions of Eddie Van Halen's Jump and Kriss Kross' Jump. With teachers, staff, clergy, and over 200 kids ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade, the blacktop became a sea of hopeful, future world record holders.

For more information on Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School and Parish please visit www.guadalupe-school.com.

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