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West Virginia University Pool-a-thon

Two West Virginia University students, Ian and Skyler, set out to break the world record for longest billiards game with a goal of 80 straight hours. The attempt started on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Anytime Billiards in Uniontown, PA. They had a goal to raise $3,900 to fund a wish.

A few hours into the event, they only had about $1,200 when Elite Motors, a car dealership, came in and offered to pay the difference if they could finish. Unfortunately, Ian had to back out early Tuesday morning due to back pain. Skyler couldn't break the record on his own, but he wanted to reach 80 hours so the dealership would still donate.

After 65 hours of playing pool, the local donor said he would still make the donation. Skyler finally stopped playing pool at 7 a.m. two mornings later.

Although they didn't break the world record, Skyler played non-stop pool for over 65 hours just to reach his fundraising goal and for the event to become a Wishmaker®.  Gary Sisson, Jr., of Elite Motors contributed $1,600 towards the Wishmaker amount.

  • 65 hours of playing pool for Make-A-Wish

  • Ian playing pool

  • Skylar takes a shot

  • Gary Sisson, Jr. writes a $1,600 check for Make-A-Wish

  • Gary Sisson, Jr. of Elite Motors contributes $1,600 towards Ian and Skylar's fundraising goal

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