Boys and Girls Club takes on world record for jumping jacks |

Boys and Girls Club takes on world record for jumping jacks

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Records are made to be broken, and a Guinness World Record was could be shattered thanks to the help of children right here in South Lake Tahoe.

On March 22, more than 120 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe joined their peers from more than 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks or star jumps.

As part of National Boys & Girls Club Week (March 20-26), Boys & Girls Clubs of America embarked on this initiative with its clubs across the country through the organization’s Triple Play program.

This program, supported by founding sponsor Coca-Cola and the WellPoint Foundation, encourages kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.

“Young people living healthy, active lifestyles puts them on a pathway to a great future,” said Kelly Garrity, Program Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.

“By jumping their way into history, they proved that you don’t have to have fancy equipment or a gym membership to get active and be healthy. Fitness can start with something as simple as a jumping jack.”

To break the current record, more than 278 kids needed to complete the attempt.

While the official verdict will come from Guinness in a couple of weeks, all indications are that the record has been broken.

“The WellPoint Foundation is committed to improving health in our communities and is proud to help bring the Triple Play program to Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country,” said Lance Chrisman, executive director of the WellPoint Foundation.

“By helping our kids learn healthy habits at a young age, we can give them the tools they need to live their healthiest, longest lives possible, and maybe even break some records along the way.”

For information about the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe visit www.

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