4 squash gamers have crushed one file already as they proceed right this moment to smash their means by way of to their purpose of serving to their membership set 4 new world data whereas elevating funds for a membership improve.
The Brewer boys – Logan, Braden and Chris, together with their good mate Hayden Revell are half means by way of a squash marathon on the Katikati Squash Membership and are hoping the general public will help them.
They began at 3am on Friday, and can play till 7pm tonight as they try the longest doubles squash sport that’s ever been performed on the earth.
The present world file for the longest doubles squash marathon is simply over 38 hours and the 4 gamers are aiming for at the very least 40 hours.
On Friday evening, they smashed the present world file for the longest doubles rally with an enormous 4359 pictures.
The membership additionally broke the file on Friday evening for essentially the most variety of folks concerned in a singles squash rally, with greater than 60 members or ‘squashies’ becoming a member of them from everywhere in the nation.
This afternoon Glenn Templeton and Winona-Jo Joyce shall be trying to take one other world file for the longest singles rally.
The explanation for attempting to set 4 new world data is as a result of the membership, which final yr gained ‘Bay of Loads Membership of the Yr’ is in dire want of upgrades with the following refurbishment undertaking estimated to price $60,000.
“At this membership we have misplaced weight, gained health, realized a brand new sport, made a few of our most fond and ‘darndest’ recollections, gained championships, met new pals and companions, sang, cried, laughed, bled, sworn, shouted and cheered. All this for the game we have grown to like,” say the 4 gamers on their Givealittle fundraiser web page.
“Wanting up on the honours board you will see so many native heroes have performed and labored their coronary heart out for this membership. Many non-Katikati members touch upon how a lot of a neighborhood our membership is and the way a lot they really feel welcome – the comradery, whanaungatanga (treating everybody like household), and manaakitanga (generosity) is powerful right here, and all this has been constructed from these native heroes together with yourselves.”
The Katikati Squash Membership got here to life when a bunch of founding members hatched the thought over a beer in 1978. After a lot dialogue and fundraising the constructing started in 1982. 5 years after that first beer, it was lastly opened on April 9 1983 by the patron Doug Baker, with a membership of 200.
The primary event was held on Could 10 1983, and in 2013 the membership celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with second and third era members persevering with the membership’s legacy. There are roughly 130 energetic members with a mixture of males, girls and juniors of all ranges.
“Katikati Squash Membership has accomplished a lot for us, in addition to for a lot of of our members. Now it is our flip to offer again. Actually give again,” say the 4 gamers.
The Givealittle page additionally contains the plea for help from the area people to assist with the fundraising.
“If we wish this to be an enormous success then we’d like you. All of you.”
Up to now 29 beneficiant donors have given $4035.
“We wish to fundraise a minimal of 5 figures,” say the gamers.
The gamers plan to maintain taking part in on the Katikati Squash membership till 7pm tonight and welcome anybody who needs to come back down and cheer them on.
“We predict we now have bitten off greater than we are able to chew, however we’ll maintain chewing for so long as we are able to,” says Katikati Squash Membership President Logan Brewer on the 34 hour mark.
All data are unofficial till verified within the coming months.
The hyperlink to donate and help the gamers as they go for the three world data is https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/katisquashwra