Hoppers announce results from Gun-fight

from Amanda J. Williams Greensboro Grasshoppers Director of Media Relations…..


(Greensboro, NC) Super Splash Day was a huge success in beating the afternoon heat, but the Greensboro Grasshoppers announced today that their Guinness World Record attempt fell short.

Following a day game this past Monday, the Grasshoppers attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Squirt Gun Fight, inviting players, staff and fans alike to take part in the action.

“The focus of Super Splash Day was to be creative in our promotions and allow our fans some good clean fun on a hot afternoon,” said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore. “It would have been great to break the record but we unfortunately just fell a few people short.”

The current record of 1,173 participants was set on April 28th, 2005 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

The Hoppers are back for an eight-game homestand beginning Saturday, July 21 against the Lakewood BlueClaws, featuring a fireworks extravaganza presented by Wrangler! For ticket information, please contact the Grasshoppers Box Office at 336.268.2255 or online at www.gsohoppers.com.

The Grasshoppers are recent recipients of the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and General Manager of the Year for the second straight season. The Hoppers continue to grow attendance, as First Horizon Park welcomed 427,890 fans during the 2006 season.