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Bouncing to build community ...and maybe break a World Record

Students, faculty and parents from Sand Creek Middle School in Colonie

gathered to try to break the Guinness World Record for most basketballs

dribbled at once, on Friday, Sept. 25.

The record is held by the Indiana Pacers basketball team, at a little more

than 3,000, said Jeff Zelka, the Parent Teacher Association president at

the school.

He said it is unclear if they will have the record until later on Sept.

25, when the sign in sheets can be counted, but the sense of commununity

was the most important aspect of the day.

\We're looking for ways to get together, said Tim Backus, the assistant

superintendent for the South Colonie Central School District. "It's about

building a community."

The balls used will be donated to the Toys for Tots, run by the Marines

and the Boys and Girls Club.

For more on this story, see the Sept. 30 edition of The Spotlight.""

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