Why dodge a chance to enter history while having a ball at doing it?

University of California, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Next Level Athletic (NLA) Sports presumably asked themselves that question, and collaborated to find out the answer!

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Official Guinness World Records™ Adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. was at the university's Anteater Recreation Fields on 21 September 2011 to witness 4,000 players gathered to launch 1,000 dodgeballs at each other, during a successful record attempt that culminated 'Welcome Week' student activities at the college.

In addition to the 4,000 players who counted toward the record total - as outlined by the specific guidelines, which require a ratio of one standard dodgeball available for a maximum four players - 448 people showed their support by attending the event, as well.

Ultimately, the blue team bested the yellow team's efforts at this year's record attempt, in a turnabout result to last year's event outcome."