The attempt to break swing dance world record was more about helping coach with cancer

MOSCOW, ID - Over the weekend, country swing dancers on the Palouse raised about $1,000 for a former high school football coach who's battling cancer.

Community members gathered in front of CJ's nightclub on Saturday to try and break the record for the largest country swing dance ever. They needed more than 758-dancers to break the record, and unfortunately they only made it to about 300. But organizers agree the event was a success regardless of the headcount, since the money raised will be donated to a man battling lung cancer.

"It's meant a lot to the family and the people who've been involved," said Event Organizer Zach Goytowski. "Just that everyone's came together."

The money will go to long-time Post Falls Football Coach Jeff Hinz and his family. University of Idaho student Zach Goytowski organized this event to support the coach who as a mentor for him throughout his high school career.

"Whether we broke the record or not, this was a really fun experience and we learned a lot from it," said WSU Student Katie Lundi. "And we've gotten so many donations for the Hinz family and that's originally why we did this, was to raise funds."