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Girls Basketball to Host 'Free Throw-a-Thon' on Sept. 29

The fundraiser to benefit the Mercer Island Girls Basketball will be held in the Albertsons parking lot this Saturday, Sept. 29.

Free throws are the easiest shot in basketball … or are they?

The Mercer Island Girls Basketball booster club is challenging local youth to test their skills from the charity stripe and fundraise for the coming season with a "Free Throw-a-thon" on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The MIGB boosters goal is to raise awareness for Mercer Island Girls’ Basketball and raise additional money for the sports program. All monies raised will pay for gym time for MIGB, allowing girls youth basketball games to be played at PEAK or the Old Boys and Girls Club instead of the North Mercer gym. Basketball hoops and a mini-court will be set up in the Albertsons parking lot. Teams organized by age groups will shoot free throws for a period of 90 minutes.

As an added incentive, there are prizes for the top 3 girls who raise the most money. The grand prize, which will be awarded to the girl who raises the most money, is 4 court-side seats and parking pass to an upcoming Seattle Storm game. Total value: $550.00.  In addition, the team who has raises the most money will receive a pizza party!

Teams will shoot together and follow the following schedule, based on age group:

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.: 4th grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: 5th grade
  • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: 6th grade
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.: 7th grade
  • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: 8th grade
  • High school players anytime between 10am-5:30pm

For more information, contact Tammy Luce at lucefamily4@msn.com or 206-232-0105.

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