Mohegan School to join Guinness World Record attempt

Mohegan Elementary School in Shelton will participate in a worldwide effort to set a record for stacking and unstacking plastic cups on Thursday, Nov. 13.

The Stack Up 2014 effort involves so-called sport stacking, in which participants quickly stack cups in a pyramid in certain patterns and then unstack them, for at least 30 minutes.

Organizers are hoping to get 600,000 people to participate around the globe on Nov. 13 to make the Guinness Book of World Records. Last year, almost 556,000 people were part of the effort.

Collecting canned goods

In coordination with the local effort, Mohegan School will hold a canned goods food drive for Spooner House. Students are being asked to bring in the food donations to help the local food shelter during the upcoming holidays.

This is the ninth annual Stack Up. Many schools and youth organizations participate in the day.

Bob Fox, founder of the World Sport Stacking Association, said the activity can be enjoyed by all ages and cultures. “It promotes hand-eye coordination, brain activation, fitness, team work, and speed and fun,” Fox said.