Most people dribbling a soccer ball: America SCORES sets world record (VIDEO)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- 2,149 people dribbled simultaneously to the beat of America SCORES' theme song, "I Believe in Me," which features the youth of SCORES St. Louis, setting the new world record for the most people dribbling a soccer ball at one time,
during an event organized by America SCORES, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing soccer and poetry to inner-city youth,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/
The Guinness world record for the most people dribbling a basketball simultaneously was 7,556 during an event organised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Palestine.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most consecutive football passes: 557, set by members of the McDonald'sYouth Foootball Scheme, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, China.
The event was organized by the non-profit America SCORES St. Louis, a program that uses soccer, poetry and service learning to aid urban youth.
The Guinness world record was broken with 2,149 dribblers in cities across the country, defeating the previous Guinness world record of 2,068.
America SCORES St. Louis uses a unique approach to engage students, allowing them to become the masters of their own fate.
By partnering with urban public schools and training teachers to be effective poetry and soccer coaches, America SCORES hopes to train students in creative writing and leading. In addition, students participate in community service projects throughout the year.
Youth create original poems and perform them at the annual poetry SLAM.