By: Camron Miller
On July 8, in partnership with University of Chicago Medicine, the Chicago Sky set out to beat a World Record previously held by Golden State Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant. The Chicago Sky hosted a basketball clinic in Soldier field with one goal in mind, to beat the previous record of 1,150, people attending a basketball clinic.
Chicago Sky General Manager and head coach was confident in her team’s task of accomplishing this goal. Amber Stocks said, “Sorry KD, your record is going down,” right before the clinic started. The clinic hosted 1,442 people, making them the new Guinness World Record holders for largest single-venue basketball clinic.
Chicago Sky guard said, “Success for one of us in this league is success for all of us, to have the WNBA on such a high platform as the Guinness Book of World Records will hopefully bring some promotion to our league and to our team specifically. We’re all about trying to grow this game and we want to make Chicago women’s basketball one of the premier teams in the country.”
For the participation of everybody in the event to count they could not stop their activity or leave their designated fitness area. After the clinic was held for 30 minutes Chicago’s Women’s Basketball Association was named the new record holder.
Stocks said, “It’s a great feeling to be in the Guinness Book of World Records, Kevin Durant does such an amazing job advocating for the game of basketball. For him to have this current record globally and for us to come in and break it and do it in Chicago, it’s a great feeling.”
The Chicago Sky have their sights aimed high at their goal in trying to make it to the WNBA playoffs this season, but on the court and off the court, this team is nothing less than world class.