RALEIGH, NC, FEBRUARY 5, 2010: The Raleigh Convention Center [RCC] played host to Triangle Volleyball Club and its guests in their quest to set the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive volleyball passes. The record attempt was in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Power League tournament [MAPL Raleigh] hosted by Triangle Volleyball Club at the RCC on February 6-7.
The new record of 110 successful passes beat the previous record of 92 set in Germany in 2006. The record is for consecutive forearm passes over the net with a different individual making each pass. Student-athletes, coaches and parents all participated in the record. The new record of 110 was achieved on the second attempt by the group in attendance.
Triangle Volleyball Club donated $1 for every registered participant in the attempt to the CLINTON-BUSH HAITI FUND to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. When combined with other donations the fund will receive in more than $500.
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe.
MAPL Raleigh was the first convention center-based tournament in North Carolina involving North Carolina teams and is among the largest indoor sporting event held in the area. With 20 high-performance courts under one roof, MAPL Raleigh features some of the best club volleyball teams from all along the eastern seaboard.