Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA to Participate in
Guinness World Record Attempt for Star Jumps

WHAT: The Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA will join Clubs from around the country during National Boys & Girls Club Week in an attempt to break Guinness World Records for the most people Star Jumping (Jumping Jacks) simultaneously at multiple venues for two consecutive minutes.  Jumping Jacks are called Star Jumps in some countries because the arms, legs and head form a five-pointed star.  At the event, each participant will begin the Star Jumps at the exact same time as everyone else in the country and jump for two minutes nonstop.

WHY: This attempt to break the world record will bring attention to the importance of young people living healthy, active lifestyles and how Boys & Girls Clubs help fill this need every day.  Clubs do this through similar programs that encourage kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Star Jumps being at 6:30 p.m. EST
Best time to arrive is 6:00/6:15 p.m.

Central Club facility located at 609 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18510
This special event is in conjunction with the Club’s Healthy Futures Program, originally funded by The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania in collaboration with the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.