W.V. Students Look to Break Guinness World Record

Two West Virginia University students are attempting to set a new world record for consecutive hours of pool played, which according to Guinness, still officially stands at 74 hours and 50 minutes. They are also hoping to make a child's wish come true.
Skyler Banfill and Ian Lake are hoping to raise $4,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation - enough to become what the organizations calls "wish-makers."  The world record attempt has already been approved by Guinness and will take place at Anytime Billiards in Uniontown, Pa. beginning this Sunday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m.
The two have raised $960 so far, and hope to exceed their original goal. Banfill and Lake are members of the WVU Billiards Club, and travel with the team representing the university in ACUI intercollegiate competition.
The rules of the attempt (as outlined by Guinness) state that the two must play continuous games of pool, and are allotted one five-minute break per hour. These breaks can be stacked, and then used at their discretion. They must play World Pool Association games, which limits them to 8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball.
The pool community is known for its camaraderie and for rallying around worthy causes, and this is certainly one of them.  If you wish to donate to their cause, or follow the action live online, follow the links below.
The event will be presented on a livestream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pool-marathon-world-record-attempt