How many charity shots could you shoot in 15 minutes? The 24 Hour Charity Shootout will see over 200 people do exactly this across the weekend of July 14-15. The event, now in its seventh year, raises money for Helping Hoops while gathering supporters from every corner of Melbourne and beyond together to have a giant party.
Fundraisers choose their preferred 15-minute time slot online at helpinghoops.com.au/24, and fundraise via an online personal profile that is created upon registration. For those unable to attend the event venue at Albert Park College (83 Danks St, Albert Park), there is the option to participate at their neighbourhood hoops, stadium or backyard and do their 15 minutes of shooting in their local area.
For those attending Albert Park College, a festival awaits, with attractions throughout both days including a Celebrity All-Star Game, live art painting, kids coaching clinic, arcade machines, T-shirt printing, pop-up apparel store, barber shop, food, games, and prizes for the kids. A full list of event activities and times will be announced soon.
The 24 Hour Charity Shootout is a significant event for Helping Hoops, making up around 40% of income for the charity each year. Last year, the Shootout generated over $76,000, however, we are raising the bar in 2018 and going for $100,000 which would be the most in the event’s history. Reaching this goal will be a huge boost towards sustaining and growing our programs going forward.
Along with $100,000, this year’s Charity Shootout aims to make 30,000 free throws. We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of Basketball Victoria in 2018, which is getting the fundraising ball rolling by contributing $1 for each free throw made up to $20,000. Basketball Victoria will also help with promotion and ensuring that every family connected to the sport in the state gets behind the Shootout and Helping Hoops.
We are looking forward to July 14 and 15, and are working hard behind the scenes to make the 2018 installment of the 24 Hour Charity Shootout the biggest and best ever.