Spring Hill like most communities has been deeply impacted by the senseless shooting that occurred last week at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Heritage Community Recreation Association (HCRA) whose focus is Building Kids and Community, has organized and initiated a way in which our community can partake in supporting the families in Newtown, CT in the wake of the tragic shooting this past Friday. A series of events have been scheduled for the Sandy Hook Free-Throw Fundraiser.
Starting with Thursday, December, 20th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Heritage Middle School for 11-12 year old boys/girls basketball players to take free-throws competing for the top 2 best percentages for each of the genders.
Friday, December 21st during half-time at the Summit High School and Independence High School basketball game the top 2 players from each of the genders will take free-throws on the court honoring their accomplishment and in remembrance. Donation collection containers will be available for those attending to donate if they so wish to do so.
Saturday, December, 22nd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at both Heritage Middle School and Spring Station Middle School, HCRA will have stations set in the gym at each basket with coaches present at each. We are asking for donations at the door (any amount, even a penny) will allow a child to take 20 free-throws and a adult 6 free-throws as a gesture to honor the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary. Coaches will provide advice and a handy “perfect tips” sheet will be provided as well. The public is highly encouraged to participate in this free-throw fundraising event. Heritage Community Recreation Association (HCRA) plans to match the funds raised up to $1000!
The fundraiser events are presented by Heritage Community Recreation Association (HCRA) a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth recreational sports opportunities in basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball for children ages 5 to 17. HCRA serves hundreds of children in the Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station areas for over a decade.
HCRA President, Barry Weinstein, expressed his sentiment and wishes stating, “As our community find ways to process their feelings and grief over this tragic occurrence and desire to be a part of something greater, this fundraiser can hopefully provide a tangible way to connect with the Newton community. Donations from local adults and even our local children reaching into their piggy banks and donating a few pennies or change as a way of making a personal connection during this horrific time of sorrow can be a very meaningful expression of reaching out to the community of Newtown, CT. In addition, children participating will have first hand mentorship from our coaches when they take their free-throws honoring the families.
More information and schedule of events may be obtained by calling Barry Weinstein at 805-729-3866 firstname.lastname@example.org and at the Heritage Community Recreation Association website at hcrasportz.org.