'Stache-a-Palooza' at ASU aims to break world record

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A little facial hair can go a long way! Arizona State Credit Union is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for "Most False Mustaches Worn in One Place at One Time" on Arizona State University's Tempe campus.

The event is called "Stache-a-Palooza." All community members were invited to attend, and there was no age limit for those who can participate.

Stache-a-Palooza was set to take place on August 28, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on ASU's Sun Devil Fitness Complex Fields on the Tempe campus,.

The event included and prize giveaways and live music. 3TV's Heidi Goitia had to ask: Why is a credit union holding a mustache event?

"We felt, just like with any Guinness World Record, it take a  ot of people coming together, working together to break that record,' says Karen Kislin with Arizona State Credit Union. "And that is exactly how Arizona State Credit Union works. As a financial cooperative, it takes everyone coming together to work together for a financial cooperative."

The current record to beat stood at 2,268 people.

"We do all sorts of mass participation events all over the world," says Evelyn Carrera, Guinness Book of World Records. "We are always surprised and excited to be part of something like this."

"We are very excited to attempt this record, and to increase awareness about the Credit Union in the Tempe community," said David E. Doss, CEO/President of Arizona State Credit Union. "We value our cooperative relationship with ASU, and are looking forward to working with them to break this record."

If the record is broken, all participants will have the option to purchase a certificate acknowledging the successful record attempt, and will have the opportunity to submit photos and videos to the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS organization® that could potentially be used to publicize the event.

For more information about the record attempt or for event details, visit us online at azstcu.org/ASUstache.