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Teddy Dupay announces ‘Threes for Kids’ world record attempt

Proceeds from event to benefit Academy Prep Center of Tampa and St. Petersburg

June 16, 2015
Special to The Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Teddy Dupay, Florida's all-time leading basketball scorer and current youth coach, announced this week that he will attempt to break multiple world records for the most basketball 3 pointers.

Dupay's record setting attempt is open to the public Wednesday, July 15, at The Dream Center of Tampa gym and all proceeds will benefit Academy Prep Center of Tampa and St. Petersburg, a non-profit school dedicated to educating economically disadvantaged middle school students.

Dupay, a former University of Florida basketball player from Cape Coral, graduated from Mariner High after a stellar prep hoops career.

"I love helping kids and you know I love basketball and a challenge!" said Dupay. "The Academy Prep Centers give kids a shot and I'm excited to have the opportunity to raise money and visibility for this great organization. We believe every child deserves a shot at a productive future and an equal opportunity to get a great education - regardless of race, ethnicity or economic situation."

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the current world record for the most basketball 3 pointers in 24 hours was set in 2012 at 10,381.

Dupay will attempt to beat this record, as well as 6 others, by shooting the most 3 pointers in set amounts of time.

"Teddy Dupay serves as an outstanding example of what it means to give back in return for all that's been given," said Lincoln Tamayo, director of operations for the Academy Prep Centers of Tampa and St. Petersburg.

"We are touched that he wishes to support our tenacious Academy Prep students. Hit those threes for our kids, Teddy!"

Dupay has already secured the support of several leaders in the Tampa Community who will serve as "Official Guinness Book Celebrity Witnesses." Those leaders include Simeon Rice, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and NFL Defensive Player of the Year; Thaddeus Bullard, WWE superstar; Bob Gries, professional sports franchise owner; and Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk.

Administrative support for the fundraiser is being provided by the Prep of South Tampa, a non-profit organization whose mission is to impact families and youth in the Tampa Bay community through sports, education and fitness.

"We are thrilled to support Coach Teddy in the Threes For Kids Challenge," said Bryan Shaw, general manager at The Prep of South Tampa. "He is so passionate, does so much to help the kids in the community and is a great team member at The Prep of South Tampa."

To contribute to the cause, go to

Although admission is free, donations to attend the event are encouraged.



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