Dupay hoping to shoot his way to a world record
Mariner High School graduate Teddy Dupay will try and break seven basketball shooting world records on July 15-16 in Tampa. Florida high school’s all time leading scorer and current youth basketball coach will attempt to break world records for NBA three pointers made. His biggest goal is to break the record for most three pointers made in a 24 hour period. The current record is 10,381 set by a man in Oregon three years ago. Dupay will start shooting at 3 p.m on the 15th.
The event at The Dream Center in Tampa is open to the public. Dupay is accepting donations for his quest and 100% of the money raised will go toward helping underprivileged kids afford an education at the Academy Prep Center of Tampa. The non-profit school is dedicated to educating economically disadvantaged middle school students.
“We need to raise money to get these kids educated and if I had money I’d give it all to them but I don’t have money. I’m a basketball coach, it doesn’t pay well. But I do have a jump shot and I do have a tendency to have the best brought out of me when I have a challenge put in front of me” said Dupay.
To contribute to the cause, go to www.threesforkids.com. Though admission is free, donations to attend the event are encouraged.