WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A group of high school and college-age basketball players broke the Guinness World Record for longest basketball game.
- The group, organized by Nick Revelas, put together the event to raise money for mental health awareness.
- The event raised over $60,000 for local mental health organizations.
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A group of players at Nardin Academy in Buffalo, New York, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest basketball game. The round of hoops lasted 120 hours, one minute, and seven seconds.
The Revelas Family Foundation organized 24 high school and college-age players to raise money for mental health awareness. The event raised over $60,000 for local mental health organizations.
Nick Revelas said he and a few friends started the fundraiser after a close friend, Devin Waring, committed suicide.
“We’ve always had kind of a basketball background, running three-on-three basketball tournaments and obviously the little game in the driveway,” Revelas said. “And so given, obviously the COVID-19 pandemic, we couldn’t host a big tournament with hundreds of people. So we wanted to come up with something creative. And then the idea came together; what better way to break the stigma surrounding mental health than by breaking a world record?”
“Physically, all of us are a little banged up,” Revelas said ahead of the world record win. “But we’re doing okay, and mentally, everyone’s in good, positive spirits, which is great.”