Students at Frankfort’s Grand Prairie Elementary and Chelsea Intermediate School will participate in the annual World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) STACK UP attempting to break the Guinness World Records® for the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” The 2012 goal is 450,000 sport stackers at multiple locations in one day.
Students at Chelsea will try to break the World Record this year as they stack cups and also “Stack the Stock” by bringing in canned goods to stack for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Parents are also invited to participate in the event with their children. It will be held all day during physical education classes on November 15.
Grand Prairie students will also participate on November 15 beginning at 9:25 AM and ending at 2:55 PM with a break between 11:40 and 1:00 PM. The students will stack in various ways all day long in both gyms.
Sport stacking takes place in schools and youth organizations worldwide. It is appealing to teachers and students because it’s easy to learn but very challenging to master. Benefits include improved reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus. The WSSA is the governing body for sport stacking and promotes stack meets, leagues and tournaments around the world. More information about the program is at http://www.worldsportstackingassociation.org