Long Island Junior Soccer League

Garden City Centennial Soccer Club Aims To Break Guinness World Record

With over 2,000 players, the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club is the largest club in both the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA).

The club is using its large size as a base to set the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously passing soccer balls.

On Sunday, September 15, at 9:45 a.m., the record attempt will occur at the St. Paul’s Athletic Complex. After the attempt, there will be games and activities from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The current record for simultaneously passing a soccer ball is held by Hong Kong when 1,218 people did it on July 2, 2018.

Proceeds of the event will go to Charity Ball, a non-profit organization that sources and distributes soccer balls to children in poverty-stricken communities around the world.

“The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club is proud to be a sponsor of this soccer-related world-record attempt that will also help spread the joy of the beautiful game to children around the world through the work of the Charity Ball organization”, said Robert Malhame, GCCSC President.

All are welcome, both kids and adults. To register, log on to https://www.playandgive.org

For more info, please contact Garden City Centennial volunteer Matt Tepper at 917-312-9901.