Come battle the August heat with One City Indy's "Fight to Unite," a water balloon fight hoping to break into the Guiness Book of World Records
. It will actually be the second record attempt of the day. Preceding the fight will be the World's Largest Hug, a massive embrace that must last 15 seconds.
All of One City's record-breaking has been inspired by Nasser Siadat, a high school student now in his senior year at Ben Davis High School. He started it to help unite Indianapolis across all racial, ethnic, religious and social differences. Siadat and three friends have cultivated the event for the last year as it has expanded.
The event will take place Aug. 23 at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium from 2-4 p.m. The grounds should be large enough to accommodate the 10,000 people One City is expecting, the biggest youth rally in state history. There will be various festivities in addition to the record attempts, and also a couple of speakers. Most notable on the list are Congressman Andre Carson and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Siadat said he thought the water balloon fight was a funny way to promote peace. Even if the joke misses, he surmises, it will still be a fun, and a hopefully unifying, experience. Info: 317-345-4072, OneCityIndy.org.