01 Sep 2019 Paper airplane championship Sept. 7
The Fourth Annual Little Rock Paper Airplane Championship begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.
Returning as the special guest will be John Collins, the Guinness World Record holder for the longest paper airplane flight. Collins broke the record in 2012 with a flight of 226 feet and 10 inches. He will be discussing STEM education in local schools on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6.
The event is the annual fundraiser for the Lymphomaniac Society, a nonprofit based out of Little Rock. The society helps give cancer survivors and their caregivers paid vacations over various weekends throughout the year.
Pre-registration for the event will run up until Sept. 6, with $20 per family. For those who register on the day of the championship, the cost will be $25.
Trophies for the winning planes will be presented in four age categories with competitions in hangtime and distance.
The championship will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 with food trucks and various STEM-focused vendors and activities throughout the day.