Known for its personal touch, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is now extending a handshake. UNCP is attempting to set a Guinness World Record on Wednesday, March 20, by conducting the longest handshake relay.
The longest handshake relay is defined by Guinness as the greatest number of people participating in a handshake relay at a single venue. The record attempt will be made on the field immediately north of Lumbee Hall on UNCP’s campus.
Registration for participants will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. The historic achievement takes place at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend the event.
Participants are encouraged to wear black and gold, UNCP’s colors, and Heritage T-shirts. The event will be held, rain or shine. However, it will be cancelled if there is lightning or thunderstorms. Special entertainment, including music and games, will be provided.
The current record for the longest handshake relay is 1,168 participants. UNCP’s goal is 1,887, to honor the university’s founding in 1887.
Participants may be required to stand for up to one-and-half hours; they may bring canvas folding chairs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. A group photo of participants will be made available online after the record attempt.
Parking will be available on west side of the Jones Health and Physical Education Center, and between Dial and Sampson buildings.
Volunteers, stewards and witnesses are also needed for the event. To volunteer or for more information, call 910.522.5800.
Anyone with special needs should contact Disability Support Services at 910.521.6695. TTY 910.521.6490.
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