College Football Player Flips Bottles for Wildfire Relief
He raised over $14,000 and set a world record while doing it!
Ohio State punter Drue Chrisman has a unique skill outside the world of football: bottle flipping.
His bio on Twitter refers to him as " Bottle Flip Extraordinaire." He is frequently posting videos of himself performing trick shots with bottles, sometimes combining that talent with his punting skill:
In the wake of the devastating Australia wildfires, Chrisman used his social media platform and flipping prowess to raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund as he live streamed his attempt to flip the most water bottles over 24 hours.
"It's over..." Chrisman tweeted at the end of the stream. " after 24 hours we raised over $14,000 for @WWF and set a world record! Thank you to everyone who tuned in and donated. It was one of the most mentally draining experiences I've had but totally worth it. Time for a hot shower and a long nap #DollahForKoala"
The final tally for the number of bottle flips has yet to be confirmed (I mean, I'm not gonna count them), but Chrisman is confident that the record has indeed been broken. More importantly, the money he raised will be able to help aid in the Australian wildlife rescue efforts.
Just because his stream is over doesn't mean you can't still contribute! If you'd like to donate to the World Wildlife Fund, click here.
For a list of other ways you can aid in wildfire recovery efforts, click here.
(Images and Video - Drue Chrisman/Twitter @DChrisman91 )