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Biggest Snowball Fight In History Raises Money For NYC's Homeless

There's something undeniably awesome about snowball fights. Sure, you'll always have that one kid who puts a piece of ice in the snowball, but you can't let a few "iceballs" spoil your fun.

And the best part about snowball fights, aside from the jerks who try to make them un-fun, is that no one gets hurt. You get to deck people in the face with white powder, spend time outdoors, and have an amazing time no matter what your age.

Which is why a massive snow-brawl in Central Park tonight sounds like the perfect way to make the most out of our most recent blizzard.

That's right, New Yorkers are making lemonade with their recent precipitation misfortune by staging a massive snowball fight in Central Park.


The best part is that it's for a good cause.

The idea was started by a group of five people: Sarah Garratt, Joe Laresca, Maggie Skorup, Alex Quirk, and Caitlin Rusnak, who launched a GoFundMe page. They're trying to raise $5,000 for charity.

"When we were brainstorming, my friend Joe said 'What if we did a snowball fight and benefited the homeless community, and what if we went for a world record?' We decided to get everyone involved and it snowballed," Sarah Garratt said in an interview with DNAInfo.
The $5 admission fee will benefit the Bowery Mission for the homeless.

The snow is just an inconvenience for most people, but for the homeless, it could be the difference between life and death.

It seems like the group's cause is gaining traction because people are very excited to throw balls of snow at each other.

Well, they're doing so by mocking overly cautious dads, but still. The fight's going on from 6-9pm tonight and you can learn more about it here in case you're thinking of going.

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