Yesterday, Nov. 12th, was the official day to attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day.
FCS Patriots were part of this exciting worldwide event! Physical Education teacher Coach Julie Currie is our official liaison to the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA). Several years ago, Coach Currie introduced FCS students to the sport of Sport Stacking, also known as Cup Stacking and Speed Stacking. Since then, FCS Patriots have enjoyed this sport, which provides many benefits including improved eye-hand coordination, ambidexterity/bilateral proficiency and improved reflexes.
Top universities in the U.S. have even researched, and proven, that the sport not only improves psycho-motor skills, but also enhances students’ brain building, thereby raising cognitive thinking and improving academic abilities.
For a complete list of the many benefits of sport stacking, click here: Benefits of Sport Stacking
Participants in today’s record breaking attempt are from countries around the world including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The 2014 Record was 592,292 participants and the goal is to surpass 600,000 participants this year.
We are grateful to Coach Currie for bringing this sport to FCS!