HOPE Volleyball SummerFest takes aim at world record

Eddie Rwema, YourOttawaRegion.ca

The HOPE Volleyball SummerFest organizers are taking aim not only at raising money for local charities with this year’s event, but also at a world record.

At the July 16 event held at Mooney’s Bay Park, organizers are looking to claim the Guinness World Record for the largest single-day volleyball tournament when an anticipated 20,000 participants turn out.

“We have 10,000 guaranteed people who have registered, but we hope to have around 20,000 people showing up,” said Holly Tarrison, the event’s executive director.

She confirmed that Guinness will be verifying the event’s claim at this year’s tournament.

“We have done research and we finally decided this year that we would actually apply to the Guinness Book of World Records,” she said. “We are actually going for the record this year as the world’s biggest one day volleyball event.”

The closest rival event, according to HOPE Volleyball officials, has only featured about 400 people.

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