La Mirada Athletic Council Supports Worthy Cause Free-Throw Contest

          The La Mirada Athletic Council is hosting a Thanksgiving Free-Throw Shootout on Saturday Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the La Mirada Community Gymnasium. All are invited to show off their free-throw skills while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

All that is needed to participate is a canned food item. All items collected at the free-throw shootout will be donated to local La Mirada families in need.

Participants will be placed in age categories including: five and under; six to seven; eight to nine; ten to twelve; thirteen to fourteen; fifteen to seventeen; and eighteen and over. Each participant will have 90 seconds to make as many free throws as possible. Once the preliminary round is over, top contestants will move on to pool play. Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each age group.

“This is the first year we have done this and we hope it becomes an annual one,” says Community Services Administrative Analyst Amanda Carson. “It is a fun and rewarding event for the participants, and demonstrates the importance of giving back to the community. The Athletic Council and other sports groups are working towards instilling these values in all youth players.”

All canned food collected will be taken to food pantries in La Mirada and then distributed on Thanksgiving to local families.

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