Longest Digital Pass Record Made in Garden City
New York Soccer News: Garden City soccer used its large size to set a Guinness record -Over 600 people came together to raise money for Charity Ball – and break a world record!
The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club, the largest club in both the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), used its large size to set a Guinness World Record at the St. Paul’s Recreation Complex.
Originally, the record-attempt was to be for simultaneously passing a soccer ball.
“But we realized that we would have experienced a logistical issue to have close to 2,000 people here at once as St. Paul’s would not have enough parking to accommodate everybody, especially with soccer and lacrosse games going on here at the same time,” said Matt Tepper, who helped organize the event.
So the decision was made to use the entire morning for the longest digital soccer pass, which was recorded on video.
The previous Guinness World Record of 250 was shattered in Garden City as 421 passed a soccer ball. The participants came from Garden City as well as neighboring soccer players.
Also helping out were the Adelphi University men’s soccer team and the Hofstra University women’s soccer team. Sponsors included Adelphi University, TD Bank, Field Level, Garden City Pizza, La Bottega, Thundercat Technology, Rapp marketing agency, Sport Loft, Petschauer Insurance and Peanut Gallery Comics.
The proceeds went to Charity Ball, a charitable organization that sources and distributes soccer balls to children in impoverished communities around the world.
To watch the record-breaking video, click here
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: With 100,000 youth soccer players–both boys and girls–and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) reaches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees, and administrators.