The fifth annual Hoop-A-Thon, which will be held April 5, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., at the Storm Lake Middle School, is designed to benefit research for Huntington's Disease. All proceeds will go to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Youth to adults may participate.
The whole family can participate in the Hoop-a-Thon. To get involved, you can pick up a pledge sheet at the Storm Lake High School or middle school and get pledges or flat 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 MP3 player. There are also national prizes for the top fundraisers in both adult and youth categories.
This year's entertainment will include Jung's Tae Kwon Do, under the direction of Jennifer Brechwald and the Screamer Slide by Sky High Bounce. The mascot of King's Pointe will make a special appearance.
Donations will go to help fight Huntington's Disease, an inherited disorder that affects one in 10,000 people.
Contact Amanda Damewood at (712) 200-3076 for more information.