Indy skydiver plans to set Guinness World Record for most jumps in 24 hours

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 19, 2014)An Indianapolis skydiver announced his bit to set the Guinness World Record for most skydive jumps in 24 hours.

Jay Stokes will attempt to complete 700 skydives in 24 hours and break his own World Record on September 5 and 6, 2014 at Skydive Indianapolis.

His goal is to make history while raising over $200,000 for charity.

The three charities that will benefit from Stokes’ efforts are the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, the Special Olympics Indiana, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

“This is all about recognizing the heroes in our world,” Stokes explained. “The kids, the athletes, the soldiers – this is for them.”

Completing 700 jumps in 24 hours requires months of training, tremendous expertise and stamina, not to mention five planes, 30 parachutes, 24 parachute riggers and packers,120 ground staff, and countless volunteers.

Stokes served 24 years as a Green Beret, he holds all military and civilian skydiving ratings up to instructor/examiner. He is the current Chairman of the Board of the United States Parachute Association. And, if he makes his goal, this will be the 6th time he will have set the Guinness World Record for most skydiving jumps.

Most Jumps 2014 will take place from 8 a.m. September 5 until 8 a.m. September 6,2014 at Skydive Indianapolis, located just 30 minutes north of the I-465/I-65 interchange in Frankfort, Indianapolis.

For more details about Jay Stokes, 700 jumps, and the event itself, please visit

To learn more about the charities and ways to donate to them, sponsor this event or volunteer, please visit or contact Bob Dougherty at 317-843-2726.

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