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Anti-bullying organization attempts to break toy battle world record Saturday

Ready your Nerf Blasters.

Project My Neighborhood, a non-profit formed to prevent bullying, will try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest toy battle Saturday, Aug. 11, at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. It had been postponed due to weather and was originally scheduled for June 30.

The current record is held by a 2,289-person toy pistol fight that took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in 2016.

The event will take place 1 to 4 p.m. and includes lessons on topics like protecting yourself, overcoming adversity and "the slippery slope of teasing vs. bullying." There will be appearances by Goldy the Gopher, Mudonna from the Saint Paul Saints and other Twin Cities professional sports mascots, local professional wrestlers, Star Wars characters and Nerf Blaster giveaways.

Participants should bring their own Nerf gun and wear eye protection, but Project My Neighborhood will supply 50,000 darts and foam ammo. The recommended age is five and up.

Specific rules can be found on the event page, where tickets can be purchased for $7 plus fees. Proceeds from the event go to funding more "Blaster Battles" and anti-bullying programs.

A Project My Neighborhood fundraiser will also take place after the toy battle from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chipotle, 7455 Currell Boulevard.

Hannah Black

Hannah Black is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. She is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and trying new coffee shops. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.

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