Israelis organize massive Washington, DC snowball fight

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff  

Two Israelis who today live in Washington, DC were responsible for the largest snowball fight ever in the American capital.

The clash of more than 2,000 snow-ballers took place on Saturday, after Washington received unprecedented snowfall.

Ami Greener and his friend, Michael Lipin, told The Jerusalem Post that they had both grown up without much snow, so when they heard a major storm was heading toward Washington, they got online and started inviting friends to a snowball fight.

Their efforts at first involved gathering up local friends via social media websites like Facebook and Twitter. But then the experiment started to snowball, literally. By Friday, some 5,000 people had visited the Facebook page setup for the event with many promising to attend.

The titanic clash, which took place at Washington's Dupont Circle, is being called the largest snowball fight ever in the city, though the largest snowball fight on record in the US still belongs to Wisconsin.

With the turnout being as high as it was, Greener and Lipin hope to sell t-shirts commemorating the event and using the proceeds to support an Israeli charity that continues to provide aid to Haiti.

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