Underwood, Longview Farm, Meadow Lane, Richardson and Hazel Grove Elementary Schools are going “cup crazy” as part of the eighth annual World Sport Stacking Association “Stack Up” Nov. 14. Throughout the day, each participant will stack up and stack down various pyramids of Speed Stacks cups in prescribed patterns at lightning speed for at least 30 minutes.
For the eighth year in a row, Guinness World Records is billing the day as the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” Last year, 483,658 stackers participated to break the previous year’s record of 412,259.
Sport Stacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” Students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock and compete in relays.
Sport Stacking is in more than 37,000 schools and youth organizations worldwide. Benefits include improved reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration and focus.