RIT World Record Attempt Prompts ‘Taunting’ Message from University of Alberta

RIT steps up dodgeball-player recruitment efforts for May 1 event




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As Rochester Institute of Technology prepares to break the world record for the single largest dodgeball game in history, starting at noon on Sunday, May 1, the current record-holders from University of Alberta in Canada are doubting RIT’s Tiger spirit. Our neighbors to the north issued this challenge to the RIT community via YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gWFCIXZX4.

The RIT event is expected to draw at least 2,500 players who will be split into two teams playing with more than 650 dodgeballs. RIT’s promotional video can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZzgBF57PZs.

The current record for the largest dodgeball game is 2,012 participants. For more information, go to www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=48299.

MEDIA NOTE: For RIT student reaction to the University of Alberta challenge or to cover the world-record attempt, contact Vienna Carvalho at 585-475-4952.

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