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They Gave Their All For Kickball

Bob Hamilton & Brad Choat
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Members of the Big Balls Kickball  league in St. Louis spent 69 continuous hours playing kickball to achieve a world record and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The event took place April 18-21, 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Park in south St. Louis County. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Members of the Big Balls Kickball league in St. Louis spent 69 continuous hours playing kickball to achieve a world record and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The event took place April 18-21, 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Park in south St. Louis County. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

LEMAY, Mo. (KMOX) – South St. Louis County has just seen the end of a marathon.

It wasn’t just a game of kickball, it was a game to set a Guinness World Record for the longest game ever.

48 players started out on a rainy Thursday night on a soccer field at Jefferson Barracks Park and they didn’t stop until Sunday evening, about 69 hours later. The previous record was 54 hours.

The players were part of the local Big Balls Kickball League. Their game was a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project.

When the long game was done, at least $5,000 had been raised for the charity.

Click here to see a photo gallery of the event. Officials must first confirm the event’s length before it officially becomes a record.

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