Rubber band ball maker turns pro — gets a sponsor

Steve And Bryce With Ball
Oregonian Steve Milton, maker of giant rubber band balls, is being sponsored by OfficeMax. He'll unveil the world's largest rubber band ball on November 21. I wonder how much he is being paid?

OfficeMax is transporting the World's Largest Rubber Band Ball in early-November from the Eugene, Oregon garage of creator Steve Milton to downtown Chicago for its official November 21, 11:00 a.m. weigh-in ceremony at State Street and Jackson with Guinness World Records official Sarah Wagner. Experts predict the OfficeMax-sponsored rubber band ball – created by Milton with help from his 6-year-old son, Bryce – will break the earlier world record of 3,120 pounds, set by John Bain of Wilmington, Del. The 26-year-old Milton, who started his ball in November 2005 with a number of small OfficeMax rubber bands, says the ball now contains 175,000 individual rubber bands. The rubber ball stands 5 ½ feet-high and has a circumference of 19 feet.

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