ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — It may just be the hottest new thing for adults in the metro.

1,800 people on 90 teams currently play kickball on a regular basis in St. Louis, but starting this evening and going through Sunday leaguers won’t stop playing.

Starting today at 8 p.m., 48 league players will converge on Jefferson Barracks to attempt to set a World Record for the Longest Kickball Game. The current World Record is under review at 54 hours. The Big Balls League hopes to play over 69 hours.

The players will be camping out in tents and taking breaks between their shifts of playing.

St. Louis Big Balls Kickball League Commissioner Ted McCluskey told KMOX he expects the event to raise $4 to $5 thousand for the Wounded Warriors Project.

McCkuskey said the Big Balls league has donated over $10,000 to local charities over the last 6 years including Sherwood Forest Camp, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Tower Grove Park.

The event is rain or shine so come prepared.


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