On Saturday, March 10, OnMilwaukee and the Milwaukee Admirals – with the help of hundreds of fans – plan to break an existing Guinness World Record for "most high fives in one minute."
The current record is 290 and was achieved in San Diego, California, on April 21, 2016. Watch it here:
In October, OnMilwaukee’s Molly Snyder and her sons, Kai and Levi, submitted an official request to Guinness to break the record. In February, Snyder received confirmation from Guinness that their application was approved. Guinness also supplied multiple pages of rules and regulations for execution and evidence.
OnMilwaukee partnered with the Milwaukee Admirals for this slap-happy event and came up with a plan. And here it is:
- Buy a ticket to Saturday night’s Admiral’s game here. The Admirals play a 6 p.m. game against the Rockford IceHogs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
- Show up at 3:15 p.m. to the concourse area in the arena to receive a number. Slips of paper numbered 1-299 will be handed out. Participation is first-come, first served.
- Everyone with a number will get in line in the lobby of the arena. Each person in line will be asked to raise the same hand, ready to receive a high five from the "runner." The high-five event will start at 3:45 p.m.
- An "OnMilwaukee runner" – most likely Snyder’s 14-year-old son, Levi – will then cruise down the line high-fiving all 299 people in 60 seconds, hence breaking the Guinness World Record.
- All participants will receive a certificate saying they broke the world's high-five record.
- There will be some "down time" between the high-fiving event and the game. During this time, fans are invited to eat at the Saz's stand which will be open in the arena – or grab a bite or drink at a nearby restaurant. Fans are also welcome to participate in the "Skate with Heart" silent auction which will be going on during the same time.
This event will be video recorded for OnMilwaukee’s social media platforms and as evidence for Guinness.
"Putting good energy into the community is a priority of both OnMilwaukee and the Admirals," says Snyder. "High five to that."
See the event page on Facebook here.