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Big Blue tries to break hug record

USU Statesman

USU students seek to reach out to underprivileged people in developing countries by raising money for the Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) program. To raise money, students will be selling pins for an event where Big Blue will attempt to break the world record for most hugs given by a mascot character in 20 minutes.

The event, “Hug Across the World” will be held on November 3, 2010, on the Quad, an outdoor venue on USU’s campus. Big Blue will seek to hug as many people as he can in 20 minutes to try and break a World Record of the most people hugged by a mascot character. The current record holder is Nintendo’s popular character Mario at 172 hugs. (www.worldrecordsacademy.org) Students will be selling pins as admission to help break the world record.