78.88 metre throw wins first Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Championship

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Oct 142012
 

The first annual Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Championship took place this weekend in Toronto. Sponsored by Mobilicity, the event saw Jeremiah Sammy get crowned as the first Canadian champion as he threw an old mobile phone 78.88 metres across the football field at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre. Sammy won himself $5000, a Samsung Galaxy S III and 1 year of unlimited data, talk and text.

James Turner came in second place with a cellphone toss of 48.46 metres and Ziggy Strawczynski came in third at 43.89 metres.

Sammy’s throw was not enough to crack the world record held by Finland’s Ere Karjalainen who threw a cellphone 101.46 metres but it now stands as the Canadian record.

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Mobile phone throwing championship comes to Canada

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Oct 042012
 

The sport of Mobile Phone Throwing is coming to Canada. Mobilicity will sponsor the 1st Annual Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Championship that will take place in Toronto on Saturday, October 13th. Inspired by a similar event which took place recently in Finland, the event will give participants the chance to win the top prize of CA$5,000 and a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone with a year of Mobilicity’s unlimited data, talk and text service. Second and third will walk away with a smartphone with Mobilicity’s unlimited service.

“It’s no secret that most Canadians have been frustrated for years about being locked into mobile phone contracts and paying the highest rates in the world, said Mobilicity’s Chief Customer Officer Anthony Booth. “At Mobilicity, we understand what Canadians have been going through and want to give them the unique opportunity to unleash their pent-up frustration and make history at the same time.”

Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Championship

The current world record stands at 101.46 metres. It was set by Ere Karjalainen of Finland.

The event coincides with Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 15th to 21st). Mobilicity will have recycling bins at the event for easy and safe recycling of mobile devices.

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