Beaufort manufacturer Kazoobie Kazoos is teaming up with the Charleston Regional Transportation Authority and the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team to try to bring a world record home.
"It frustrates me, as the owner of Kazoobie Kazoos who manufactures an American made and invented product, that the record was set in England," Stephen Murray said. "We've been wanting to bring it back to the states since they set the record, and how great that we can do it in our own backyard."
The record Murray refers to recognizes a performance by the largest kazoo ensemble. The plan is to knock out the current Guinness World Record of 5,190 at the end of the RiverDogs game against the Rome Braves on Saturday.
It's part of a series of publicity events between CARTA and the RiverDogs in recent weeks, which includes wrapping CARTA buses with sport-theme ads, game ticket give-aways and team mascot Charlie T. RiverDog taking bus rides.
Game attendees will receive a CARTA imprinted kazoo -- 5,600 have been made -- and wristband when they enter the gates. A group of "mystery conductors" will lead the crowd in playing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" after the final out, according to a press release.
"We wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box, that put Charleston in the spotlight, and was worthy of a RiverDogs promotion," CARTA marketing director Michelle Emerson said in the release.
RiverDogs director media relations Sean Houston said Saturday's usually have the biggest attendance. If the weather is nice -- the National Weather Service predicts some rain during the day will clear up by evening -- he thinks there will more than enough people to break the record. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 3,000 tickets had been sold.
Average attendance this year is about 4,236, with a high of 7,792 on July 4. He thinks its an unusual, but fitting, activity.
"Kazoos made right here are very American, and so is baseball," he said.
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