New World Record Set in Rochester Last Weekend
Rochester is already known worldwide thanks to Mayo Clinic, but Minnesota's Med City just set a new world record last weekend as well.
It was all part of the Cabin Fever Guinness World Records 'Largest Cornhole Tournament' event that happened Saturday at the International Events Center in Rochester. And, the annual event, which, according to the Cabin Fever website, has been running for the last 9 years, DID set a new world record.
This Post-Bulletin story confirmed that Saturday's total included 382 people from 192 different teams, all throwing bean bags, which did, indeed, set a new world record-- a fact that was verified by a representative from the Guinness World Records organization who was on-site during the event.
The annual Cabin Fever Bean Bag Tournament had been a fundraiser for the Eagles Cancer Telethon, and has raised over $450,000 since it first started back in 2010. The group announced back in December that they were hoping to raise $100,000 for this year's 10th-anniversary tournament, which was also set to be the group's final event. The site said a final fundraising total from this year's event will be released later this spring.