Since 2008, the Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Kentucky has hosted “the world’s largest water balloon fight” annually. After starting with 58,000 balloons in 2008, the event has now grown more than 12 times that size. This year, it was announced there were 750,000 balloons, and the fight lasted well over half an hour.
The event was restricted to UK students only, and several UK athletes made their way onto the field, including Sacha Killeya-Jones, Tai Wynyard, Brad Calipari, Bam Adebayo, Bennie Snell, Maci Morris, among others.
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– Maci Morris (@Maci4Mo) August 27, 2016
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The men’s and women’s swim team won the spirit award for “most appropriately dressed,” for obvious reasons.
Some other UK football representatives:
Even alumnus Jarrod Polson made an appearance as one of the crew members.
This event has become a staple in the university’s “K week,” a week of activities designed to get freshmen involved on campus. The water balloon fight is the biggest event of the week with an estimated 5,000 students in attendance. If you were one of them, be sure to include #WBF2016 in your posts.