Aaron’s Sets Record for Human Mattress Dominoes

Retailer donates mattresses to local D.C. charities
Posted on March 24, 2016 by David Gill

AaronsMattressDominoes3x2Aaron’s John Robinson starts the human mattress dominoes as the retailer sets a new record.
ATLANTA-Rent-to-own retailer Aaron’s has established a new record by toppling 1,200 human mattress dominoes, breaking the Guinness World Records’ previous mark of 1,150.

The retailer set the new record at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington as part of the company’s national managers meeting. Aaron’s is also donating all 1,200 mattresses to organizations located in the area of the nation’s capital, including A Wider Circle, an organization focused on ending individual and family poverty, and the Sasha Bruce and Wanda Alston youth homeless shelters. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator observed and certified the new record, which involved 1,200 Aaron’s associates participating as the human mattress dominoes.

There were 34 rows of mattresses manufactured by Woodhaven Industries, which is owned by Aaron’s, in the Gaylord resort’s national conference center. John Robinson, Aaron’s CEO, pushed over the first mattress, and all of the mattresses had toppled after 13 minutes and 38 seconds.

“Breaking a Guinness World Records title has been a great team building event for the 2,000 associates we have attending our national managers meeting this week,” Robinson said. “However, the significance of this event is that through the generosity of our manufacturing plant, Woodhaven, and our ACORP (Aaron’s Community Outreach Program) stores, we are able to provide 1,200 beds to needy families in the D.C. area.”

 

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