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Record-setting attempt for largest game of catch All-Star Week

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Guinness World Records can be added to the list of organizations that will be attending All-Star Week in July.

Major League Baseball, the Reds and Guinness World Records are teaming up to attempt the largest game of catch.

The event will be held at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m.

In order for the record to be broken, a minimum of 250 pairs of young people (ages 8-18) must participate in the game of catch. All individuals are able to participate in the event, with those in the range of 8-18 will be eligible to be part of the record-breaking attempt.

"This attempt to set the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Game of Catch will be a great opportunity for young people and families across Reds Country to take part in the All-Star festivities,” said Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball. “The event will also place a spotlight on the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy, one of the many youth initiatives undertaken by Major League Baseball, and the positive impact that is made there on a daily basis.”

Registration for the event will be closed once the capacity of Urban Youth Academy is reached.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

All participants will receive a t-shirt, a baseball and snacks.

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