New Guinness World Record

CAHPERD and Jamba Juice Break Guinness World Record Press Release Adobe PDF

CJJD Group PhotoCAHPERD and Jamba Juice Break Guinness World Record for the “Most People Jumping/Skipping Rope at the Same Time”

The Guinness World Records staff, based in the United Kingdom, conducted thorough research and extensive fact-checking before confirming and announcing that CAHPERD and Jamba Juice had set the new World Record listed as:

“The most people skipping rope in multiple venues was achieved by 70,880
participants from 294 schools in an event organised by the California
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (CAHPERD) and Jamba Juice, in California, USA, on 1 February 2010.”

The World-Record breaking event, “CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day,” took place on the first day of “American Heart Month,” February 1, 2010 at precisely 9 am PST.  On that date, CAHPERD and Jamba Juice volunteers led over 70,880 Californians in schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, service organizations and clubs statewide, as they skipped roped simultaneously for ten minutes.

The official CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day Event countdown site, which was coordinated via live webcast and broadcast online, was hosted in California’s Capital and led by Sacramento Mayor (and former NBA All-Star) Kevin Johnson.  Participation in the event extended from the Capital to over 290 schools and other locations across the state of California.

Among the CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day skippers helping to achieve this momentous feat included Boxer and “Dancing with the Stars” celebrity Laila Ali, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Peter Vidimar, “The Closer” Actress Gina Ravera, Grammy-Nominated Musician Brian O’Neal, World IBF Champion Yohnny Perez, Olympic Hall of Fame Swimmer Debbie Meyer, Extreme Wheelchair Athlete Aaron Fotheringham, the Harlem Globetrotters, and many more.

In addition to CAPHERD and Jamba Juice, other notable CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day participants and partners included the American Heart Association, the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Southwest District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), CVS/Pharmacy, California Podiatric Medical Association, Bank of Sacramento, International Order of the Moose, and HOPSports, Inc., among others.

To see a wonderful, overall CAHPERD Jamba Jump Day (CJJD) event video, featuring the event, please check YouTube:

Finally, CAHPERD welcomes any and all participants of CJJD to purchase official school banners and/or personalized, “official” Guinness World Record certificates confirming the new record. Please see below for more information, ordering instructions and banner design mock-ups.

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