College sports have always been known to be incredibly competitive. Nothing gets the adrenaline and competitive spirit pumping more than playing for the pride of your school.
And apparently that also applies to contests associated with college sports, specifically a “Jell-O-Shot-Off” that is happening alongside this year’s college baseball world series.
LSU fans now have bragging rights as they have now purchased a staggering total of 21,435 Jell-O shots at a restaurant near where they are hosting the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska.
The standing record had been set just last year when Ole Miss hit 18,777, and their number honestly looked tough to beat. However, a huge purchase of 6,000 Jell-O shots from the founder of Raising Cane’s (damn their chicken strips are delicious) Todd Graves sent LSU’s number rocketing past the previous record and landing at 21,435.
Just for those math fans out there, each Jell-O shot at the restaurant costs $5 a piece, meaning that Graves shelled out $30,000 dollars for the alcoholic Jell-O.
And the great news is, a portion of the proceeds from each shot sold goes towards Heartland Food Bank, as well as food pantries for all eight respective teams. The generous purchase by Todd Graves also garnered a Guinness World Record for most Jell-O shots purchased by one person.
Way to go Todd.
The announcement making it official was sent out along with a picture of the dry-erase marker board keeping the tallies of all the teams:
“Records are meant to be broken! All time team total, check. All time overall total, check. Guinness Book of World Record for shots purchased by one person, check.
Todd Graves, head fry cook from Raising Canes out here supporting LSU baseball. Congrats on the new record.”