Club for Boys hosts their annual Basketball Free Throw Challenge

With state basketball tournaments and March Maddness going on, the fever for more basketball action is happening at the Club for Boys.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — This week, March 22 – 26, is the Club for Boys 27th annual Corporate Free Throw Challenge, where businesses or organizations pay $200 to shoot 25 free throws with a chance to win plaques and bragging rights with a traveling trophy.

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

It’s also a chance for the community to tour the facility and have lunch.

Fundraisers like this are important to help the outreach of the Club.

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Brant shoots a free throw

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Chantel McDonnell, the Director of Development at the Club for Boys of Rapid City, says, “This is one of our events that we will continue to do every single year. It gets the community down – they get to see our facility and just get to see where the boys get to hang out every single day.”

The donations keep the membership cost down – only $12 a year per member. The money raised at this week-long event goes to the many programs they offer the boys, including the athletic program.

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge

McDonnell says, “Over 90% of our funds come from our community, and that helps us keep our annual fee for our members at $12 a year, because we always want to make sure that it’s affordable so that every boy can come down here and if the boys can’t afford the $12, there are always ways we can scholarship them in.”

NewsCenter1 crew participates in the Free Throw Challenge

NewsCenter1 crew participates in the Free Throw Challenge (Colton, Brant, Jeremy, Samantha & Anya)

NewsCenter1 crew participates in the Free Throw Challenge

If you would like to participate in the event, you can call the Club at (605) 343-3500 or email at contact@theclubforboys.org

If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate, click here for more information.

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