ASBURY PARK, NJ - Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County will participate in an attempt to set the record for Jumping Jacks.

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When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 (during National Boys & Girls Club Week) 6:30 p.m. 

What: This record is for the most people Star Jumping (Jumping Jacks) simultaneously at multiple venues for two consecutive minutes.

Jumping Jacks are called Star Jumps in some countries because the arms, legs and head form a five-pointed star.

Each participant must begin the Star Jumps at the exact same time (see start times above), and jump for two minutes nonstop.

Who: Boys & Girls Club members, parents, staff, board members, donors and others in their communities are welcome to participate.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Staff will also be encouraged to participate in their respective cities, as will staff of the Triple Play program’s sponsors, Coca-Cola and the WellPoint Foundation.

Why: Boys & Girls Clubs of America is attempting to break the world record will bring attention to the importance of young people living healthy, active lifestyles and how Boys & Girls Clubs help fill this need every day. 

Clubs do this through programs like Triple Play, BGCA’s proven health and wellness program that encourages kids to eat healthier, become more physically active and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships.