Retro Mason: Dodgeball Guinness World Record 2010

Two groups of students, one in green and the other in yellow, charge at a central line of dodgeballs, kicking off a massive dodgeball game.
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On Sept. 3, 2010, during Welcome Week, more than 1,200 George Mason University students showed up to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest dodgeball game. At the time the record—1,198 participants—was held by the University of Alberta. Mason held the record for three weeks until the University of California, Irvine broke the record with 1,745 participants. UC Irvine has held the record since its 2012 game, which drew 6,084 participants.