Local organization breaks Guinness World Record to help kids in need

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MIDTOWN( KTVI)- For the past six years, Andrew Tessier, has been the face behind The Barrelrollman Organization. He has been rolling around the world creating awareness and raising funds for children in need through a fun somersault.

This weekend in St. Louis was no different at Art Hill in Forest Park as they attempted to set the Guinness World Record for the most people to simultaneously somersault. Without a doubt they were successful. The Barrelrollman Organization along with hundreds of St. Louis volunteers broke the Guinness World Record for the Most People To Somersault at the same time!

To break the record it took only one roll per participant was required to set the world record, which called for 836 rolls to be eligible and break the 835 person record set in Switzerland in 2011. Once approved by Guinness everyone who participated will be able to get an official certificate from Guinness which is the official seal of their Record Holder status and confirms the their place in history!

The Barrelrollman Organization continues to raise funds for kids in need . To date the group has raised over $10,000 for Nurses for Newborns, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing a safety net for families most at risk." Saving babies and strengthening families has always been our goal , said Tessier.

The next goal for the Barrelrollman Organization is to set a new Guinness World Record for the Most People to Simultaneously Somersault on all of the continents.

For more information on the Barrelrollman Organization please check out the website at http://www.barrelrollman.org/

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