Skydiver Jay Stokes to make world-record attempt for charity

Aug 5, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; A skydiver –[probably not Jay Stokes] — parachutes onto the field before the preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

An Indianapolis skydiver named Jay Stokes announced this week that he’ll be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record later this year.

(The record is in skydiving. In case you were wondering.)

Stokes, who made his announcement at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, hopes to complete 700 jumps in 24 hours (from 8:00 a.m. Sept. 5 until 8:00 a.m. Sept. 6). Considering most people think a single jump in a lifetime constitutes a worthy bucket-list entry, I’d say 700 in a single day is pretty impressive. Look at your goals in life and realize how puny they are.

Stokes already owns of the current record, having completed 640 jumps in 24 hours back in 2006. He raised more than $60,000 for charitable foundations on that day, and he hopes to generate over $200,000 this time around.

To learn more about Stokes and his world-record history — he’s been setting them since 1995 — head on over to his website.

[Source: Indianapolis Star]

Topics: Jay Stokes, Peyton Manning, Skydiving, World Record

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