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February 10, 2010 > Attempting to set a 'Jump Day' world record

Attempting to set a 'Jump Day' world record

Submitted By Kathy Sallade and JoDee Dike-Johnson
Photos By William Mancebo

California School for the Deaf participated in Jamba Juice Company and the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD's) 'Jamba Jump Day' event. Over 150 students and staff jumped/skipped with their jump ropes for 10 minutes! They were joined by thousands of other students and people all over California in an attempt to break Australia's World Guinness Record for "Most People Jumping/Skipping Rope at the Same Time". The current record is 59,000 and it was predicted that over 80,000 Californians would participate.

Sites were coordinated via live webcast and broadcast online, along with over 280 schools. Fremont's Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski was on hand as one of three judges to witness the students in assuring that they jump roped according to the Guinness Record rules. The other two judges were members of the San Francisco Club for the Deaf, Richard Bonheyo and Tom Ahern.

This event coincided with CAHPERD's 80th anniversary, encouraging California's children to move every day, to promote fitness and help ward off childhood obesity. For more information on "Jamba Jump Day" results, visit

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