West Linn’s Dan Loriaux set out to break the world record for number three-point shots made in 24 hours, and reached the 2007 record of 7,007 shots 15 hours into the attempt.
Nine hours later, Loriaux swished 10,273 (N.B.A. standard) 3-Point shots in 24 hours, setting a new Guinness World Record by smashing the 2007 record of 7,007 shots.
And, it was all to raise funds for the non-profit sports-mentoring program, Mentor Athletics, led by Darren Gulbrandson of Wilsonville.
Before the attempt began at 3:07 pm June 30 at Tigard’s ClubSport Oregon, Loriaux had already raised $3383.33, including a $2,000 donation from Suburban Door. Loriaux had a donation sheet at the event which still needs to be added in, said Gulbrandson.
After the 24 hour endeavor, Loriaux was understatedly, “a little bit sleepy and a little bit sore. I wanted to get teo 10,000 baskets.”
And, even before the 24 hour mark and he had more than exceeded the Guinness World Record, he began to actually feel more than sore.
“I think I tore a ligament in my elbow and it is swollen. I was not shooting well in the end,” the 23-year-old Duke Medical School incoming freshman said. “People told me to stop, but
I was not about to shoot for 23 hours and 23 minutes.”
Gulbrandson really appreciated the effort.
“Dan was incredible. He was in a lot of pain and possibly hurt his elbow, but did not want to stop,” said Gulbrandson. “Dan sacrificing his time, energy and an arm, that may now need medical attention, means a great deal to me personally because he did all of this for something we both believe in so strongly.”
They are stlll finalizing donations so far.
Loriaux was grateful for all the support he received from family, friends, and ClubSport Oregon, which stayed open all night just for him.
“My mom stayed the whole time, my brothers were there, others came,” Loriaux said. “We broke the record and to have that many people show up was neat. And, last minute, I called up a couple of people cause one person canceled one of the shifts, and my friend Jordan Fritzler stayed for seven hours. Paul Corey and Ryan and Connor Kelley and all these other people really came through for me.”
He explained that people signed up for shifts throughout the night to help with counting baskets, rebounding, and other support jobs.
David Dahle with Know Local Media, a media partner with with Tigard/Tualatin Chamber, was the videographer, donating his time as well.
“I owe him big,” said Loriaux.
All in all, it was a big day for everyone and I do not think that world record will be broken for a long time.