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th, 2013 - On May 5
th 2012, a group of friends based out of Longwood
University tried to break two Guinness World Records, but they were
soundly defeated. A year later, starting on May 6th, 2013,
Matt, Will, Jeanne, and Dan return to take on new Guinness World
Records for their chance for redemption.
It’s not all about the records. Just like last year,
the LPCP crew will be raising money for Child’s Play Charity,
a charity organization that raises money for books, toys, movies,
and games for children’s hospitals around the world. We
have hand-made crafts ready to go to the home of the lucky winners
of our live-auctions!
We have a little over 72 hours to collect as many records and as
much money as possible. Can the LPCP crew do it, or will they
walk way defeated once again?
William Chase will be going for the
"Longest Video Games Marathon Playing a Fighting Game",
Matthew Paxton will be going for
"Longest Video Games Marathon Playing Mario
Daniel Sweid will be going for the
"Longest Video Games Marathon Playing Mega
These records will be going on at different times throughout the
event. But rest assured,
there will always be someone attempting a Guinness World
so we need to fill out all time slots!
Child’s Play Charity:
From the website
“Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized
Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving
the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70
hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have
answered the call and come together to raise millions of
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital
staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books,
and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on
our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the
year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles,
peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities.
These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate
entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and
can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally
www.childsplaycharity.org for more details.