Big Blue attempting to break world hug record

Utah State University’s Big Blue mascot will attempt to break a world record Wednesday for the most hugs given by a mascot character in 20 minutes. Andrea Winkler says the Huntsman School of Business is sponsoring the fundraiser to raise money for the Small Enterprise Education Development, or SEED, program. The event, called Hug Across the Word, will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday on the Quad and everyone is invited to participate. She says the current record holder is Nintendo’s popular character Mario at 172 hugs.Students will be selling commemorative pins as admission to help break the world record. The SEED program gives USU students a life changing learning opportunity as they help fund business plans to help other countries rise out of poverty.

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