Image Source: Guinness World Records
Foam fingers have become a must-have for any big game. Whether football, basketball, baseball, or any other sport, foam fingers are great spirit items to offer to your fans.
Not only can you make a lot of money selling the foam hands, but they actually promote more cheering!
Did you know you could set a world record with custom foam fingers?
That’s right! Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ holds the Guinness World Record for the most people waving foam fingers simultaneously. That number stands in the books at 554. You can see the details of the record here.
Are you interesting in breaking that record? It seems simple enough, right? It’ll just take a little pre-game PR to let everyone know your intentions.
You can bet you won’t have a hard time finding participants. Who doesn’t want to be part of a Guinness World Record?
Steps to Go For A New World Record
The process of breaking this record is fairly simple, but it does take some advanced planning.
Step 1 – Step Up Your PR Game
Beating this record is going to take coordination. Lots of it. That’s why you’re going to need to have plenty of committed individuals within your community involved. Talk to your local news stations, radio stations, and local business owners. Let them know your intentions and what it’s going to take to beat the record.
Step 2 – Get Local Business Sponsors
Although sponsorship money will be important to cover the cost of the bulk foam finger order, these sponsorships aren’t only about the money. By getting local business sponsors involved, you also gain the support of those businesses, their employees, and the customer base from those businesses. Make sure the businesses you allow as sponsors are going to proactively spread the word about the event. Ask them to send out email newsletters to their customers and frequently post on their social media accounts to spread the word.
Step 3 – Buy the Foam Fingers
Remember this photo of the record will live on in the record books, so make sure your foam fingers are of good quality with a thoughtful imprint on them. Include major sponsor logos on them as well as your school or team name and mascot.
Step 4 – Sell Your Foam Fingers
Require each participant to buy their foam finger. Think about the fundraising potential for your club or school. Your fans will be throwing money to get their hands and these foam hands so they can be a part of the record.
Step 5 – Documentation
Take wide-angle photos to show all of the foam fingers waiving simultaneously. Don’t just go for beating the record by 1. Instead, shatter the record. But you’ll need photo documentation to be able to count each foam finger in the photo. Additionally, take video of the action to further capture all of the foam fingers waving in the crowd.
Step 6 – Application Process
There are several options when you make the application for your Guinness World Record. You can go the lower cost route which can take 12 weeks (sometimes longer) with a cost of only about $5. The recommended route is the Priority Application, which is $800 which receives a response within 1 week. There’s even a $10,000 option if you want to invite an official Guinness World Records Judge to your attempt. We can help you through your application process.
Go For It
Does your school have enough school spirit to beat the existing record of 554 foam fingers waiving simultaneously?