A South Boston resident breaks the record for consecutive pogo stick jumps for the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday, September 9th, at Medal of Honor Park. The motivation behind this feat is raising money and awareness for homeless veterans.
CBS Local first reported this story about record challenger James Roumeliotis. His father-in-law is a Marine and Southie native who served in Vietnam. His record attempt location pays homage to him and James will begin his attempt on September 9th at 8 am at Medal of Honor Park right here in Southie.
From CBS Local:
“My father fought in Vietnam, and he has since dedicated his life to advocating for veteran’s services in Boston,” said James’s wife Maura Lyons. “He signed up with his friend out of high school. They all grew up here, and three of their friends didn’t make it home, and they are part of the names on this stone (on South Boston Vietnam Memorial),” added Lyons.
James’ goal was to raise close to $10,000 for the New England Center and Home for Veterans. You can make a donation here on James’ website, Hopping for Heroes.
You can check out James in action via CBS Local here!