3-Time World Record Holder in Pinball Endurance
Mandi Martin’s first Pinball Endurance Record was set June 26 – July 1, 1978, when she played for 140 hours and 32 minutes (just under 6 days).
- Her second record was completed October 20 – November 10, 1979, as she amazed the world by playing for 505 hours (3 weeks & 1 hour), while raising an incredible $35,000+ for The City of Hope!
Then, in 2000, Mandi did it again, this time for
555 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds…
20 years later and 50 hours longer…while celebrating her 55th birthday!
Beginning on March 5, 2000, a 23-day Pinball Marathon took place at her home in Woodland Hills, California. A crew of close to 200 music industry friends and business associates, including recording artists, producers, engineers, publishers, attorneys, managers, musicians, label executives and songwriters, assembled to help Mandi Martin break her third World Record at Pinball Endurance and to raise funds for America’s Breast Cancer Ride, Gilda’s Club, Haven Hills, and MusiCares.
Charities that Benefited from the Marathon:
America’s Breast Cancer Ride
America’s Breast Cancer Ride, an all women’s ride across America, is a Pacific Coast Events Foundation project to raise awareness and provide educational opportunities regarding breast cancer issues.For more information please visit the America’s Breast Cancer Ride Web site at www.abcride.org
Make your donations payable to: “America’s Breast Cancer Ride” and send them to America’s Breast Cancer Ride, PO Box 4533, Oceanside, CA 92052
The mission of Gilda’s Club is to provide places where people with cancer and their families and friends join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Free of charge and nonprofit, Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a nonresidential, home-like setting. Funding is solicited from individuals, corporations, and foundations.For more information please visit the Gilda’s Club Web site at www.gildasclub.org.
Make your donations payable to: “Gilda’s Club” and send them to Gilda’s Club Inc., Development Office, 195 West Houston Street, New York NY 10014
Haven Hills provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. We offer shelter, crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy to victims primarily in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.We endeavor to increase community awareness about domestic violence issues and bring about societal change through education and public policy advocacy.
The music industry has evolved into an amazing worldwide network of individuals and multinational record companies grossing over 50 billion dollars a year. Yet, tragically, the very people whose creativity and ingenuity are responsible for this billion dollar business have few places to turn in troubled times. The devastating health and financial hardships faced by too many musical giants prompted the establishment of the MusiCares Foundation by the Recording Academy in 1989.
Through its Emergency Financial Assistance Program, MusiCares is dedicated to providing critical and immediate assistance to music people in need, and to treating each case with dignity and confidentiality. Since its inception, MusiCares has aided individuals confronted by a wide range of personal hardships and crises.
Through the Addiction Recovery Program, MusiCares has become a leading force in the battle to identify, educate and address the problem of addiction in the music industry. To provide the highest level of service, MusiCares continues to grow its staff, human service programs and information and outreach efforts.
Since Mandi is a producer/songwriter and active voting member of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy, MusiCares’ Emergency Financial Assistance Program came to her aid when her husband, Jerry Fox, suddenly passed away in the summer of 1995. Since the assistance provided by MusiCares involves financial aid and addiction recovery, most recipients choose to remain anonymous. As a prior recipient of the MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance Program, Mandi Martin used the Pinball Marathon to bring public attention to the MusiCares mission.
For more information, please visit the MusiCares Foundation Web site at www.grammy.com/musicares or call MusiCares at 1-800-MusiCares.Marathon Sponsors
Former crew members and supporters of Mandi included: Al Jarreau, Timothy B. Schmit, Shelby Flint, KLOS radio personality Laura Davis, Country Music Hall of Famer Mayf Nutter, Lindsay Bloom, the late Andy Kaufman, KMET radio personality Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Navarro (Lowen & Navarro), Dennis Klein (Larry Sanders Show co-creator), Dionne Warwick and old friend Dick Clark.
In addition to alumni participants, she adds a new list of her friends including: David Foster, Diane Warren, Delaney Bramlett, Eddie Money, Evie Sands, Jimmie Haskell, among others.
And very special thanks to Slash “for loaning me his personal Independence Day Pinball Machine… and for all the encouraging phone calls we shared.”
Special thanks goes to Sony Music Studios in Santa Monica for their help and support.