Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Invites Texas to The Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth in Guinness World Records® Attempt

Thousands of Pies to Fly as The Greatest Show On Earth® Raises Awareness and Funds for Two Premier Metroplex Clowning Programs

Jul 05, 2012, 13:31 ET from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

DALLAS, July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® invites families and businesses to join in ultimate shaving cream chaos on Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 p.m. as The Greatest Show On Earth® teams up with two premier Texas clowning programs in a Guinness World Records® attempt for the largest shaving cream pie fight ever held.  The event will take place outside American Airlines Center in AT&T Plaza.  The arena is located at 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219. 

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The Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth is a celebratory event to kick-off International Clown Week and the Dallas/Fort Worth debut of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents FULLY CHARGED(SM).  According to Clowns of America International, August 1-7 is "International Clown Week," which honors the charitable activities of clowns and clowning, as first proclaimed by the late Richard Nixon in 1971.  Ringling Bros. Clown Alley will pay tribute to Children's Medical Center's Funnyatrics therapeutic clown program and Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns.  All three clowning teams will provide pie-ing tips and lead participants in the Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth with the hopes of shattering the current record. 

The largest shaving cream pie fight is a new record category, and has a minimum requirement of 684 participants.  It is based on the old record for the largest custard pie fight, which has since been rested due to concerns about wasting food.  The largest custard pie fight record was held by Drake University, and was held at the Olmsted Student Center Parking lot in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 9, 2011.  At the July 31 event, a Guinness World Records® adjudicator will be in attendance to declare whether or not the current world record has been defeated. 

To participate in this pie-throwing extravaganza, participants must be at least 12-years-old and register in advance at www.RinglingPieFight.com.  In addition to participating in an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, each registered participant will receive one each of a Certificate of Participation and souvenir premium item. The last day to register online is Tuesday, July 31 at Noon.  However, people may register in-person at the event. 

To participate in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Biggest Shaving Cream Pie Fight On Earth, there is no required registration fee.  However, Ringling Bros.® asks that you consider making a donation to help support the Funnyatrics Clown Program at Children's Medical Center and Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns programs. Both programs operate solely on donations by the general public and corporations. 100% of the monies donated will be divided between the two charities.  You may make a donation regardless of whether or not you participate in the event or not.

In addition to the pie fight, there will be a host of fun activities for Children Of All Ages including performances by the world famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley, face painting, circus games, and more. 

Participants may park at AudiPark, formerly known as Platinum Garage. It is located on North Houston and All-Star Way. Parking is free at AudiPark. 

For more information, please visit www.RinglingPieFight.comRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents FULLY CHARGED(SM) will play at American Airlines Center, August 1-12, and Fort Worth Convention Center, August 15-19.  For tickets and show schedules, visit www.Ringling.com.

ABOUT FUNNYATRICS CLOWN PROGRAM AT CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER

Launched in 2005, Funnyatrics is a therapeutic clowning program at Children's Medical Center.  The Funnyatrics visit all inpatient floors and clinics in the hospital, and are all professional clowns employed by Children's. Their job is to uplift the environment of the hospital and empower the children.  Funnyatrics rounds are six days a week, fifty weeks a year, and roughly 75,000 people each year at Children's get to experience the clowns. The Funnyatrics clowns, who work in pairs, typically see 300 patients and their families each day. This program is funded entirely by donations made to the Funnyatrics Endowment Foundation at Children's. This endowment was created by Amy and Harlan Korenvaes in 2006. To learn more, visit www.childrens.com

ABOUT LEWISVILLE LIFE AND FIRE SAFETY CLOWNS

Lewisville Life and Fire Safety Clowns, more commonly known as LAFS, is an educational non-profit organization that empowers young people how to save themselves in an emergency.  The LAFS educators have been instructing area youth for roughly 12 years now and show no sign of slowing down.  Annually sharing their safety messages with approximately 8000 students and teachers, it has become a highlight of the school year when the Lewisville LAFS crew, step into the schools to entertain and educate.  This non-profit group has been the proud recipients of the LISD Golden Apple award for excellence in education.  The only funding that is used by the Lewisville LAFS team is either from their pockets, or from the generous grants presented to them from community organizations who have realized the importance of keeping this program alive in our schools.  To learn more, visit www.lewisville-lafs.com.

ABOUT RINGLING BROS. 

Don't miss Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Fully Charged(SM), the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of All Ages.  The 141st Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® celebrates all kinds of power: horse-power, man-power, the power of beauty and grace, sheer amazing athletic power.  For more information, visit www.Ringling.com

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