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Guinness World Record - here comes Ada

Football toss Friday afternoon could go into the record books

A quest to set a world record is on Ada's Friday calendar.

The quest is for the number of individuals tossing footballs at the same time. It will be pursued at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Ada War Memorial Stadium.

The goal is for 1,000 pairs of individuals (2,000 people total) to toss and catch footballs at the same time.

The participants will line up along each five-yard line.

Ada High School Principal Dan Lee is spearheading the effort and is working with Guinness Book of World Record officials to certify the endeavor as a new event under the “mass participation” category.

Ada schools students, teachers and staff members will provide the bulk of participants.

The school enrolls approximately 890 students in grades kindergarten through 12. They will be joined by community residents, Wilson and Liberty National Bank employees, and Ohio Northern University members.

Wilson Football Factory, Ada, is supplying commemorative footballs for the event and is a primary sponsor, along with Liberty National Bank.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for 2 p.m. on Nov. 1.

The public is invited to witness the event.