Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs have partnered with STRIVE to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most Simultaneous High Fives. High Fives for STRIVE will take place on Friday, July 5th at Hadlock Field when the Sea Dogs host the New Britain Rock Cats at 7:00 PM.
During one of the inning breaks at the game, Slugger the Sea Dog will ask all fans in attendance to help break the record by high fiving the person next to them. Among the requirements are; all high fives must occur within a five-second window, people attempting the record may only use one hand, each participant may be part of only one high five, and participants must actually slap their entire hand against the hand offered to them (palm to palm) for a high five; the hands should meet above the height of their heads.
The current world record for most simultaneous high fives is 4,699, set by The Kroger Co. at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky on April 16, 2013.
Video and photography evidence will be provided to Guinness by the Great Moose Aerial Photography and No Umbrella Media.
STRIVE serves tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual and emotional disabilities. STRIVE assists the students in utilizing their resources within their community so that they can participate as viable members of the community. Founded in 1999, the focus includes: improving fundamental academic skills, developing leadership potential, improving economic opportunities through continuing education, enhancing or upgrading work skills, integrating literary and social skills into occupational/vocational opportunities, fostering career opportunities through education and training, and promoting peer support for parents and siblings of this young population.
The first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark on July 5th will also receive a Clay Buchholz bobblehead doll, courtesy of Bath Savings Institution.
Tickets are available for all remaining 2013 Sea Dogs' home games. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.