UPDATE: He did it! Craig Pinto booted an insane 717 field goals to set a world record. He also raised $5,000 for Celiac Disease. Here’s the PR:
On October 10, 2010, at Bethpage High School, Jericho High School graduate Craig Pinto accomplished what his Kicking4Celiac charity event had set out to do—raise awareness, funds and, of course, break a world record.
“The amount of people who emailed in, who sent us messages thanking us for spreading awareness, was amazing,” says Pinto. “When this was put together, I was hoping it would reach a large amount of people, and educate others, and it did just that.”
At the same time, the kicking portion of the event, which was a record setting attempt to make 500 successful field goals in 12 hours went well also. Aside from raising over $5,000, Pinto made an astonishing 717 successful field goals in those 12 hours.
“This will hopefully go to show people affected by Celiac Disease, that no matter what you think or how you feel physically when you are diagnosed, you can still do anything you want to.”
Kicking Field Goals for Celiac Disease @ Bethpage High School
10 Cherry Ave. 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
How do you spend your Sundays? Rolling out of bed around 9, maybe 9:30 a.m. Cooking up a nice dinner, maybe for guests. Maybe you leave your pajamas at some point and maybe you get to that yardwork you’ve been putting off since September. And while the closest you’ll get to a football is crashing in front of the TV for 1 and 4 p.m. games, Craig Pinto will be spending 12 hours Sunday kicking field goals. Each piece of pigskin nailed through the uprights will raise money for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University (Craig himself suffers from Celiac). The judges from Guinness World Records will be there too, because there’s a good chance when hour 12 rolls around Craig will find himself in possession of the title “Most Field Goals Kicked in Twelve Hours.” And guess what? You don’t even need to leave the house—or your slippers—to donate. Visit www.Kicking4Celiac.com and pledge online.