A good cause
The Fourth Annual Hoop-A-Thon, which will be held March 31, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., at the Storm Lake Middle School, will raise funds to assist research through the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA).
The whole family can participate in the Hoop-a-Thon. To get involved, pick up a pledge sheet at the high school or middle school and get pledges or donations.
Persons raising $10 or more will receive a free t-shirt.
The object of the Hoop-a-Thon is to stand at the free throw line and shoot as many baskets as you can in five minutes. There will be prizes for the top shooter in pre-kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school and adult categories. Also, the top fundraiser at the hoop wins a portable DVD player.
This year, there will be other kids' games to participate in. The games will cost 25 cents to play and participants could win tickets for fun prizes. Free face painting will be available and a clown will be on hand passing out balloons.
A silent auction will be held again this year with some really nice items for kids and adults, including a 16" Schwinn drag bike donated by Schwanz Construction of Alta. King's Pointe has donated a family season pass for the new water park. For you Iowa State fans, you may want to check out the men's and women's basketball team posters, signed by all the players and coaches.
Businesses in the area were very generous this year, said event coordinator Amanda Damewood. There will be many items for kids including toys. For adults, there will be Buena Vista University sweatshirts, jewelry, food certificates, hair products and an assortment of gift cards for area businesses.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each, six for $5 and 12 for $10. You don't have to be present to win so if you are interested in getting some tickets you can contact Amanda by phone or email - 200-3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special guest to the Hoop-a-Thon will be Jackie from KPTH channel 44 TV. She will be at the event from 11 a.m. to noon.