Lee University students playing 90 hour ultimate Frisbee game
Some Lee University students are trying to set a Guinness world record while raising money for a good cause.
Several students are trying to raise $250,000 for the families of those who were killed in the July 16 shootings in Chattanooga. They're holding a fundraising event called "Hucks for Heroes," in which they plan to play ultimate Frisbee for 90 straight hours.
The ultimate Frisbee game began at midnight Thursday at the recreational field on Lee's campus and will end Sunday at the AT&T field in downtown Chattanooga. The Sunday event will feature a performance by American Idol runner up and recent Lee grad Clark Beckham.
"Our hearts break for the families who lost loved ones in Chattanooga," said Derek Murray, Lee student and event coordinator. "We don't want to simply hope for things to get better, we want to do something about it. This ultimate Frisbee game is a way we think we can make a real difference."
The students are accepting sponsorships from local businesses. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Chattanooga Heroes fund by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. The money will be evenly distributed to the five families affected by the tragedy.
The students participating in the game are involved in all different areas on Lee University's campus and include a number of Chattanooga-area natives.
"I'm excited because I get to stretch myself physically and mentally to help the families affected," said Ben Calhoun, one of the team members. "This is an opportunity for us to lay down our comfort and our own agendas and reach out to those in need."
Individuals or businesses interested in being an event sponsor or making a donation, contact Murray at email@example.com.