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Pogo Pride: Boston Dad Jumps Over 100,000 Times For Charity, Breaking Record.

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James did it!

If you recall, I covered James Roumeliotis in August. He’s a lifelong pogo-sticker with a passion for breaking records for a cause.

He set out to win back the record for consecutive pogo jumps that he lost in a bounce-off a few years back. Mission accomplished! On Saturday, September 9, 2023, James leapt to victory.

James and his supporters gathered in Medal of Honor Park, located in Southie, Massachusetts on Saturday for the event. Spectators stopped by to watch James leap to new heights throughout the day.

This image is from WCVB.

The previous record was 88,047 consecutive jumps with no breaks. How insane!

James wanted to jump for a cause to help motivate his record-breaking. He chose the New England Center and Home For Veteran (NECHV), which is an organization that is near and dear to his family’s heart. His wife’s father is a veteran, and James wanted to honor his legacy with his leaps.

James broke the record by a lot. He jumped for over ten hours and ended up carrying out 115,179 bounces. What an incredible accomplishment. He broke the record and then some!

More incredible, however, was the contribution he made to NECHV. Over 120 supporters donated and together, James raised over $10,000 for the non-profit.

James’ pogo sticking proves that any talent can be used to improve the world. Thanks for sharing your amazing gift with the world, James! What a fantastic feat.

The featured image for this post is from WCVB.

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