I never thought Kyle Korver could become a part of the Guinness Book of World Records. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Kyle will be on hand to take part in what they hope is the longest Kick Ball game ever played. Kyle’s Foundation is sponsoring the event hoping to raise money for Helping Hand Rescue Mission in North Philly. Guinness rules state that a minimum of four males and four females must remain on field at all times in a game that is supposed to go continuously for 25 hours. The contest is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday and end around 8 p.m. Saturday.
Korver used to play for the NBA’s 76ers and worked with the mission in the past when he was in Philadelphia.
The Guinness Book of World Records has been around for 54 years. This might not be the most recent time the kickball record was set and it is not on guinnessworldrecords.com, but the last one I can find is from the MUSA Kickball league in Wisconsin that broke the record back in 2005 at 24 hours. It must have been broken a couple times since then because now it is over 25 hours.
Anyway, if the basketball thing doesn’t workout in a few years, at least the charity fundraisers should keep Mr. Korver busy.