19 May 2014

RMIT charity shootout hits over 3,000 shots and $2,000 for helping hoops

The inaugural RMIT Charity Shootout winner

The inaugural RMIT Charity Shootout winner

Shoot free throws, have fun, and raise as much money as possible. This was the theme of the day at the inaugural RMIT Charity Shootout, which saw Helping Hoops and the RMIT Basketball Club, take over the RMIT University City Campus’ outdoor basketball hoop on Tuesday, May 13.

The Shootout consisted of over 30 participants registering to shoot non-stop free throws throughout the day and get sponsorship from friends and family to help us raise vital funds for Helping Hoops.

The event kicked off at 9am and went until well after dark, and ultimately saw 3,488 free throws made with a healthy overall percentage of 43.71%! A total of over $2,200 was raised, which is an incredible result and helps us continue the work we do for disadvantaged and disabled kids.

Big congratulations to Roozbeh, who won the competition for most shots made, shooting an amazing 204 out of 326 in 15 minutes. Sam Kwong, President of the RMIT Basketball Club helped organise the Charity Shootout, and also proved to be a fundraising champion by raising over $600! Special mentions also go to Joey and Kris who raised over $300. A big thanks goes to Sam and everyone who participated in the RMIT Charity Shootout.

Sam Kwong said ‘the RMIT Basketball Club was thrilled to partner with Helping Hoops and bring the Charity Shootout to RMIT. Helping Hoops does amazing work and the Basketball club was proud to help support and bring awareness to such a good cause’.

The RMIT Basketball Club has some fantastic people involved, and it was a pleasure to run an event with individuals who show a passion for the work we do at Helping Hoops. The team at Helping Hoops had a great time and with any luck will be back in 2015 to do it all again!

For more information about the RMIT Basketball Club, please visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/basketball-club

For more information on Helping Hoops, please visit www.helpinghoops.com.au

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