PHILADELPHIA — Prior to the Philadelphia Union
versus LA Galaxy
soccer match on October 7, 2,151 fans achieved a new record with Guinness World Records
for simultaneously sanitizing their hands, according to a press release.
, a global hygiene company, and its Tork®
brand of away-from-home paper and hand hygiene products, sponsored the record setting event to advocate for proper hand hygiene, the release noted.
According to the release, to establish the world record, fans placed a small amount of hand sanitizer on their hands.
Ensuring the guidelines were properly followed, participants then simultaneously rubbed their hands together for 60 seconds before an on-site Guinness representative declared the new record officially established: The world record was carried out in celebration of the upcoming Global Handwashing Day
, an annual event that coincides with flu season, the release stated.
The record was also established as part of "Tork Clean and Green Night" at PPL Park, an initiative geared toward increasing public awareness about proper hand hygiene and sustainability, the release added.