Guinness certifies Ada schools’ football throwing record

ADA — Ada schools now holds a Guinness World Record for the most people throwing an American football simultaneously.

The goal was achieved by 950 students simultaneously throwing a football at Ada War Memorial Stadium football field Oct. 25.

Ada schools students in grades kindergarten through 12th, teachers, coaches, bus drivers and staff joined with community business members including those from Ohio Northern University, Liberty National Bank and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Wilson Football Factory, Ada, donated more than 1,000 commemorative footballs for the event. Ada has been home to the sporting goods football factory for more than 60 years. Liberty National Bank sponsored the event.

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