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 last Sunday, September 15. Originally, the record-attempt was to be for simultaneously passing a soccer ball.
“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 towns.
Also helping out were the Adelphi University men’s soccer team and the Hofstra University women’s soccer team.
The proceeds went to Charity Ball, a non-profit organization that sources and distributes soccer balls to children in poverty-stricken communities around the world.
To watch the video, click here: https://www.playandgive.org