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SEATTLE - Seattle residents won a place in the Guinness World Records for the largest snowball fight.

About 5,800 people turned out Saturday at the Seattle Center in the shadow of the Space Needle to toss snowballs at one another.

More than 30 truckloads of snow were brought in from Cascades for the event, which included a snow fort building competition and pub crawl. Snow Day was a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County.

A spokeswoman for the Guinness World Records office in New York says the event was witnessed by a Guinness adjudicator who verified a count of 5,834 and presented a record certificate.

Seattle beat the previous record of about 5,400 at a 2010 snowball fight in South Korea.