CALLING ALL CAMPERS:
Seattle Attempts Official Guinness World Record
*Largest Water Balloon Fight*
August 17, 2013 @ Seattle Center
Over 300,000 water balloons will fly through Seattle Center on Saturday, August 17 as 12,000 Seattleites attempt to shatter the Guinness World Record for Largest Water Balloon Fight during “Party Camp,” a one-day adult summer camp experience set to raise $75,000 for local charity.
The Party Camp experience will blend the best of summer camp nostalgia with adult fun, featuring traditional camp games, a water balloon toss competition, friendship bracelet making, a live music talent show, and local eats paired with a massive Red Hook Brewery Beer Garden. Festivities kick off at noon, culminating at 4:00pm with the official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Water Balloon Fight set by the University of Kentucky in 2011 with 8,957 participants, and unofficially broken by the students with 11,660 participants last year.
The goal of Party Camp is to raise more than $75,000 for Camp Korey, a local non-profit that provides children with serious medical conditions and their families year-round camp experiences at no cost, with full support for the medical needs of campers. The event is organized by a team of local young professionals who believe the best way to raise money for kids is by remembering what it’s like to be one. Last January, the team raised $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of King County during a whimsical “Snow Day” at Seattle Center, where 5,834 participants captured national headlines claiming Seattle’s first World Record title for Largest Snowball Fight.
“As adults, we all share the same childish enthusiasm for our favorite summer pastimes,” said Neil Bergquist, head of the Party Camp team and organizer of Seattle’s successful record-setting snowball fight. “Party Camp is an opportunity to relish in that enthusiasm and provide an opportunity for kids from Children’s Hospital to feel that same joy at Camp Korey. We party so the kids can too.”
In addition to helping break the world record, the Party Camp team is calling on volunteers to help fill more than 300,000 water balloons, a record in and of itself, the week leading up to the event. Volunteers will receive a Party Camp t-shirt for one shift of water balloon filling and free admission to the event if they volunteer for a second shift.
Tickets for Party Camp are $25. Regular tickets and information about Party Camp are available at www.SeattlePartyCamp.com. Additional announcements, updates, and promotions can be found through Party Camp’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Party Camp is for participants 14+ only.