New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams has led a successful record attempt for the Most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously at an all-stars baseball game.
Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB) fans at ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, New Jersey (US) helped Boehringer Ingelheim set the record as part of its "Breathless™ Blowout" campaign.
MiLB partnered with Boehringer Ingelheim for the campaign with the record attempt being the pinnacle of the season-long drive that has raised awareness for the rare lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Williams, a former Yankee, five-time All Star and IPF spokesperson, directed 881 people on 11 July to blow a bubble simultaneously and made the event an exciting experience for families, kids, and baseball fans.
His father, Bernabé, passed away from IPF in 2001.
"Breaking this record was an incredibly important achievement as it honoured those with IPF) a rare lung disease that makes everyday activities - like breathing and blowing bubbles - a challenge. Thanks to the fans, Trenton staff and Yankee legend Bernie Williams for making this record a success and, importantly, helping to raise awareness of IPF," Paul Wynn, Public Relations, Boehringer Ingelheim.
In order to surpass the minimum, hundreds of Minor League Baseball fans and event participants had to all chew a piece of gum for at least one minute and then blow a bubble that would remain inflated for at least 30 seconds.
"We had a sold-out crowd for the All-Star Game so the pressure was on to break the record. Bernie Williams helped rally the crowd on the field to blow bubbles, and the fans and staff came together to make it happen -- all for a good cause. The night ended with fireworks as our record achievement was announced and was a truly unforgettable moment!" Eric Lipsman, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Sales & Sponsorship, Trenton Thunder.
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