HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Mr. Clutch" is OFFICIALLY AMAZING™. Four-time Super Bowl champion and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri just set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for "Most American football field goals made in one minute."
Vinatieri's successful record attempt took place at the sixth-annual NFL Extra Points Charity Kick on Friday, Feb. 3, at NFL Experience. This kick was hosted by NFL Extra Points Credit Card issued by Barclaycard.
In addition to setting this new record, Vinatieri earned 1.5 million NFL Extra Points (equivalent to $15,000) for the Pat Tillman Foundation, the namesake of the former NFL player who put his NFL career on hold to serve in the military following 9/11. The donation, made on behalf of Barclaycard, will be used for academic support and scholarships for Tillman Scholar military veterans.
"I'm thrilled to have set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, but even more excited that the attempt benefitted the Pat Tillman Foundation," said Vinatieri. "The NFL Extra Points Credit Card has had an outstanding partnership with the Pat Tillman Foundation the last few years and it means the world to me to be able to help them. Given my father is a military veteran and my brother is on active duty, this cause is close to my heart."
"Watching Adam set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title from the sidelines was an incredible experience and NFL Extra Points Credit Card and Barclaycard are delighted to donate $15,000 to the Pat Tillman Foundation to commemorate the achievement," said Michael Bolmer, vice president marketing partnerships, Barclaycard. "The donation will empower Tillman Scholars as leaders to serve our country and communities in new ways out of uniform."
For more information about NFL Extra Points Credit Card benefits and terms, visit www.nflextrapoints.com. The NFL Extra Points Credit Card issued by Barclaycard is also on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NFLExtraPoints.
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About Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat's death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat's legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit www.PatTillmanFoundation.org or follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @PatTillmanFnd.
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