Former Gator shoots for 3-point record to help school

Teddy Dupay hit 188 3-pointers in his Florida Gators career. Only July 15, he'll try to hit over 55 times that many – in 24 hours.

"It's not going to be easy," he said. "Nothing worth doing is."

Dupay will try to set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for most threes made in one day. He's doing it for a good cause. He's looking for donors to pledge cash for each made basket to benefit Academy Prep in Tampa.

The school is for low-income children.

"To donate you can go to," said Dupay. "What would Jesus do if he were here? You know, we don't have leprosy but we have kids that are not being educated and we have ignorance because kids aren't being educated properly. Not just reading, writing, arithmetic, but how to deal with people."

Dupay has been preparing for this challenge for a year. The current record is 10,381 made baskets set in 2012 by an Oregon man.

It's a huge mountain to climb.

"One shot at a time," said Dupay with a chuckle. "We're just going to keep shooting."

The ones who benefit are the kids.

"Any way they go in is good enough for us. It's good enough for our kids," said Academy Prep head of school, Lincoln Tamayo. "We basically depend on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to keep our lights on and to keep our mission alive and it's through people like Teddy that we're able to serve our children."

If Teddy breaks the record and makes 10,382 shots, donor would pay:

-- If you pledge .25 per made shot - $2,595.50

-- If you pledge .10 per made shot – $1,038.20

-- If you pledge .05 per made shot – $519.10

-- If you pledge .01 per made shot - $103.82

The Threes For Kids Go Fund Me page has already received thousands of dollars in donations.


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