Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kicking 4 Celiac- October 10, 2010!

My friend Craig Pinto who is an arena football kicker will be kicking field goals for 12 straight hours (from 7:30am until 7:30pm!) on Sunday, October 10th at Bethpage High School! He is attempting to set a new Guinness world record for most field goals kicked within 12 hours (to do so, he has to make 500 field goals, from 40 yards out!)- and he is doing so to raise money and awareness for Celiac Disease!

The event, Kicking4Celiac has been taking donations through their website http://www.kicking4celiac.com/ and all proceeds will be going to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University!

KICKING 4 CELIAC was born out of the desire to show children and adults alike, that living with Celiac Disease will not shut you down physically.
Craig said:
"With something that has affected me for such a long time, and is so close to my heart, it only makes sense to utilize things I love - kicking and football - to raise money and awareness for my other passion," says Craig. "And that is spreading the word and educating people about Celiac Disease. Kicking footballs for this long seems physically challenging, but so is living with Celiac Disease everyday, and both can be done successfully."

The event will be on October 10th, at the Bethpage High School Football Stadium.

The site is http://www.kicking4celiac.com/, where you'll see all of the information about the event, and how to donate. Donate online, in person, or via mail.

Checks can be made payable to: Trustees of Columbia University, and mailed to: Kicking 4 Celiac, 117 Roslyn Road, Mineola, NY 11501

For more information email: Kicking4Celiac@gmail.com

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