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Batter Up!

Hobart students plan record-breaking softball event to honor William Smith Centennial.

The longest game of the World Series ever played ran for five hours and 41 minutes. On April 18, the members of Kappa Sigma will do one better: 20 times better to be exact, playing softball for 100 continuous hours.

“While reading the 'Guinness Book of World Records,' I stumbled across a 'marathon' record in which the longest softball game ever recorded was 95 hours and 27 minutes,” said Timothy Offray '09, the president of Kappa Sigma, who decided to set his sights on that goal in order to raise money for charity and recognize the Centennial of William Smith College.

“In addition to breaking the record on behalf of the school and Kappa Sigma, I want alumni to come up and see how involved HWS students are in their campus and local, national and international issues,” said Offray, who is also the treasurer of the Inter-Fraternity Council. “To do this we are going to have all the clubs set up booths around the playing field so that alumni and their children can tour the area and see all the different organization run by students.”

The event is scheduled to take place starting at noon on Friday, April 20 on Cozzens Field and participants hope to reach 100 hours by 4 p.m. on April 22. Proceeds from the occasion will benefit Happiness House, a local charity committed to the support of children and adults with disabilities.