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Snow Angel Record-Breaking Attempt Coming to UMD

Posted at: 02/05/2013 5:30 PM
Updated at: 02/05/2013 11:08 PM

Duluth will soon have a chance to break a world record. On Saturday, UMD will be filled with community members who will make snow angels. It will take more than 9,000 people making snow angels at the same time to break the world record.

But there's more to that attempt than just breaking a record. It will also be a chance to provide assistance to Ethiopia where the indigenous people don't have enough water.

During a meeting about the upcoming event Tuesday, Salam Girmay, a UMD student, said "a lot of kids are dying because of the shortage of water, and we have the resource but we don't know how to use it."

The record-breaking attempt is called "Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause" and it is being put on by Duluth's Rotary and Proctor High School DECA students.

T.J. Lind, the Minnesota DECA Vice President of Business and Industry, said "we were sitting around brain storming and somebody said 'you know what, we're known as those crazy northerners that live up in the cold and do weird stuff. So lets prove it to the world, and that's what we're doing."

If you want to be part of the record-breaking attempt, find your way to College Street on the UMD campus on Saturday morning at 9:30. Someone will direct you where you need to go.