August 7, 2015
Duluth News Tribune
Wiffle while you work (for a record and a cause)
The Duluth Denfeld Class of 1980 was attempting to set the Guinness Book of World Records record for a Wiffle ball game while raising money to fight Alzheimer's Disease. They planned on playing for more than 30 hours at Tom Johnson's Wiffle ball field in Lakewood Township on Thursday and into Friday.
Mother Nature, however, had other plans.
Thursday night's rain made the field too damp to play on and created unsafe condidtions, Johnson said. They waited out the rain for awhile but eventually stopped play around 10:30 p.m. The game lasted for 13 hours and 15 minutes with the Gold team defeating the Maroon team 109-97.
The current world record of 25 hours, 39 minutes and 33 seconds was set in Medford, Ore., in August 2013. The final score in that game was 357-246.