Seattle team falls short in world record water balloon fight

Seattle team falls short in world record water balloon fight
SEATTLE -- An attempt to stage the world's largest water balloon fight in Seattle fell short of its goal, but did raise $55,000 for a good cause.

Organizers say more than 4,000 people came out for Saturday's water balloon fight in Seattle Center, but that wasn't enough to break the Guinness World Record. Nearly 9,000 people turned out for a 2011 water balloon fight on campus at the University of Kentucky.

While they weren't able to break the record, organizers were able to raise $55,000 for Camp Korey, a local charity dedicated to transforming the lives of children with serious and life-altering medical conditions.

Last January, the same team raised $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of King County with a "Snow Day" at Seattle Center, where 5,834 local participants claimed the official World Record title for Largest Snowball Fight, according to organizers.

"It's a humbling experience to witness hundreds of volunteers and thousand of participants come together to support Camp Korey," organizer Neil Bergquist said in a news release. "We did this to raise money and awareness for a vital local non-profit organization. We accomplished that today and I couldn't be more proud of the team who made it happen."