The Extreme Pogo World Championship is Coming Soon (Where Will You Be?)

Image of Question MarkWhere will you be on Thursday, July 28th 2011?

Will you be watching history being made by an extreme pogoer (and Scleroderma Foundation supporter) in California?

Or will you just be one of the many who will hear about the world’s largest extreme pogo event on the radio and see it on the news days after it happens (but wish you witnessed it live)?

You want to be a part of this exciting event, trust us. Extreme pogo is near and dear to us over here at Bounce To A Cure and it’s even better when we can combine it with helping a worthy cause.

Keep reading to find out what all the buzz is about today.

Here’s the who, what, where, when, and why…

The world championship of extreme pogo is back for its eighth year in a row.

Xpogo is hosting their annual Pogopalooza at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California. The featured pogo events range from big air trick competitions to street and technical match-ups.

The competition begins on Thursday, July 28th starting with a day dedicated to breaking Guinness World Records™. Pogoers will eagerly attempt to break records such as:

  • Most pogo bounces in a minute
  • Most consecutive back-flips on a pogo stick
  • Highest pogo bounce

…and many others.

Here’s the BIG news

One of the most challenging record attempts is “most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick.” It will be attempted by BTAC’s founder, James Roumeliotis.

Do you remember who previously set this record at a staggering 186,152 bounces in 19 hours and 45 minutes? That’s right, James Roumeliotis.  😉

This time, the goal is to break the 200,000 pogo bounce barrier.

“Based on the attempt in 2007, I’m estimating it will take 23 hours or so.”

~James Roumeliotis, Founder of Bounce To A Cure

And exactly how does one train for such a marathon event?

“I try to pogo 4 or 5 miles every few days as well as 5-hour consecutive bounce mini-marathons at home.”

~James Roumeliotis

The entire record attempt will be streamed live on the web at the Orange County Fair website as well as the Xpogo site; they are the organizers of Pogopalooza. James’ reasoning for trying to re-break the world record is to raise awareness and funds for Scleroderma research with the goal of $50,000 for the year.

James hopes this event will raise awareness of the autoimmune disease and band together fantastic people in support.

Here’s how YOU can get involved

Stay tuned as we approach the big event at the end of July.

Get involved by making your donation today to help us find a cure for Scleroderma.

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We look forward to seeing you at Pogopalooza, reading your comments on our social networks, and receiving your generous donations.

Let’s make Pogopalooza 8 a roaring success as we continue to bounce to a cure….

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