Asburians break the record
WILMORE, KY—For the second time in history, several Asburians achieved the Guinness Book World Record for the world’s longest volleyball game.
The young adults group from the Assembly of God in Lexington broke the record held by Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball in
Australia by playing for 55 continuous hours. The game started Monday, July 30 and continued until Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The teams played 205 games and scored 8,730 points. Watch the YouTube video.
Asbury College captured this same record in February 1979. This is how Jeremy White ’06, who works at the church, got the idea. Ten of team’s 19 players are Asburians. See the Lexington Herald-Leader coverage of the event, second story.
It was more than just about breaking records; however, this team was playing to aid The Hope Center and Lighthouse ministries. Both organizations provide services for the homeless and those suffering from addictions. Volunteers collected food and toiletries for the two charities. For more information, visit www.longestvolleyballgame.com.