“We did it!” Those were the first words I heard from Steve Pona, one of the 24 basketball players, who finished the world’s longest basketball game on Sunday night at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. The game started at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and wrapped up 112 hours and 13 seconds later.
AUDIO Steve Pona recaps the marathon basketball game (8:30)
The group, which included Joplin native and former Missouri Tiger Jeff Hafer, played the game to help raise money for the Joplin Chamber of Commerce. Final figures on just how much money was raised will come out later this week, but the figure will be well over $100,000.