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Group works to build largest blanket fort for Utah boy with leukemia

Sep 15, 2022, 12:03 PM | Updated: 12:41 pm

LEHI, Utah — Community members, companies, and organizations have come together in Lehi Thursday for multiple good causes. The goal is to break a Guinness World Record by building the largest blanket fort in history.

All of the blankets will be donated to local shelters for those experiencing homelessness. In addition, a little boy is on his way to being part of a world record.

Paul Shin, CEO of Tacos Together, said the current record stands around 6,800 square feet. Once this is all said and done, he said the fort being built will be 10,000 square feet. 

“We feel pretty good about that one,” Shin said.

They also feel good about teaming up with Real Salt Lake to partner with Make-A-Wish Utah to make a little boy fighting leukemia’s wish come true. 

“There’s a 5-year-old. He’s a total fighter,” Shin said.

He said one of the things the little boy is excited about is being part of an official world record.

“Knowing we can be a part of his experience means a lot to me, too,” Shin said.

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Group works to build largest blanket fort for Utah boy with leukemia