December 5, 2013
American Family Insurance and High School Holiday Hoops are teaming up this year with hopes of creating some additional excitement at the 11 day event as well as raising money for a very lucky high school.
At the half time of each and every one of the 64 games played during Holiday Hoops, two individuals representing the teams that are currently playing in the respective Holiday Hoops game will be asked to attempt the most free throws possible in sixty seconds. The designated shooter can be a school administrator, instructor, coach or fan. The selected participant will be announced prior to the game. No current high school or college student may be designated in accordance with MSHAA or collegiate/university rules. At the conclusion of the 9th annual Holiday Hoops event, the individual who scores the most free throws will win the grand prize of $500 for their respective high school. Additionally a second place cash prize will also be awarded by American Family Insurance.
“This is the first time the American Family agents from north Missouri have been involved on the corporate sponsorship level and we are excited with the support and the fun we expect this event will generate,” said Hoops Coordinator Steve Maxey. “Not only will this add to the half-time entertainment schedule but will be a terrific cash award for the winning high schools.”
Maxey went on to say that American Family is just one of the many corporate sponsors this year who are stepping up to make a difference at Holiday Hoops and the support of each and every one is most appreciated. Other sponsors and special promotions will be announced in the days ahead.
Participating agents in the program are Cara McClellan of Trenton, Sandy Ward of Gallatin, Bina Peace of Princeton/Unionville, Karen Chaney of Cameron, Mack Molloy of Carrollton, Laura Thompson of Maryville, Bradford Doolittle of Albany/Stanberry and Taylor Crouse of Mound City.
High School Holiday Hoops begins on December 20th and concludes on January 4 with all games played on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Holiday Hoops is sponsored by the NCMC Foundation, Inc.
Steve Maxey, Holiday Hoops Coordinator