Man breaks record, plays pinball for 30 hours to raise money for children’s hospital
A Milwaukee man broke a Guinness World Record Saturday by playing pinball for a little more than 30 consecutive hours.
The challenge was an attempt to raise money for Children’s Wisconsin, where the man’s son, Alex, was treated for kidney failure years ago.
“It was really scary. He had been sick for about six weeks, and we hadn’t really pinpointed it,” Ryan Clancy said. “I thought it would be a great chance to raise some funds for that and make sure other kids have the same great care that Alex had access to.”
Clancy said the rules were tiring, but nothing like the challenges the patients at the hospital face every day.
Clancy was allowed a five-minute break for every hour of unbroken play.
The former record for the longest pinball play was 30 hours and 10 minutes in 2016.
He had a crowd to support and cheer him on until just after 3 p.m. Saturday.
“Yeah, it’s been really nice to see the community support we’ve had on this,” Clancy said.