Bulls have help in setting Guinness World Record for Largest Assist
Bulls set world record for largest assist
April 9, 2009 – Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Aaron Gray, Linton Johnson and Anthony Roberson, along with more than 200 kids and supporters from Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), teamed up on Wednesday at the Bulls' training facility, the Berto Center, to set a Guinness World Record for the most people to assist in making a basket.
The players and children, along with the help of Bob Love and Benny the Bull, passed a single basketball hand-to-hand extending the “assist line” through the entire basketball court all the way to a final shot into the hoop to complete the World’s Largest Assist.
Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records attended to authenticate the World’s Largest Assist with a final total of 256 people.
Bulls radio announcer Chuck Swirsky emceed the event and gave a play-by-play of the assist. As a special treat, everyone participating also received energy-saving light bulbs courtesy of the Citizens Utility Board, Illinois’ utility watchdog group since 1984.
The Bulls would like to thank Vienna Beef and Hinckley Springs for providing lunch and refreshments for everyone attending the event as well as United Airlines for their in-kind donation to the event.