By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 28, 2019-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, 9:45 am sharp at the St. Paul’s Athletic Complex, the record attempt will occur. From 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, games and activities will be held at St. Paul’s and an awards ceremony will conclude this fun day at 12:30 pm.
The current record for simultaneously passing a soccer ball is held by Hong Kong when 1,218 people did it on July 2, 2018.
The Garden City Centennial Soccer Club is one sponsor of the big event with proceeds going to Charity Ball, a charitable organization that sources and distributes soccer balls to children in impoverished communities around the world.
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.
With approximately 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) stretches 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. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.