The North High School Boys Basketball team believes they can compete for a spot in the state tournament this season, but one area they can’t always keep up with bigger schools is financially.
The school held its third annual Free Throw Fundraiser Saturday morning.
Businesses, families, and single donors got the opportunity to shoot 100 free throws.
For each free throw made, they would pledge a certain amount of money to the school.
Money raised will help pay for pre-game meals and equipment.
The fundraising is important, but head coach Chad Ryan says he enjoys seeing his players meet the people who care about the program.
“People come watch us play, but they don’t get to mingle and meet with the kids. I think it’s great for our kids to get to meet the community members who support them so they can put a face to the donation. I love that part of it,” Ryan told Channel 13 News.
Donations are still coming in.
This year’s goal is to raise $7,000 dollars.