Before Saturday’s Final, Head to Annual Hoop Shoot-Out to Halt Malaria

Photo: The poster for Saturday’s “Hoop Shoot-Out.” 

Before heading off to Woburn to support the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team in their championship run, find out just how difficult it is to make a free throw.

The Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church’s annual “Hoop Shoot-Out” to raise funds for Imagine No Malaria will take place Saturday, March 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the church’s gym located at 421 Common St., Belmont.

Enter the gym via the doors at the parking lot off Palfrey. 

The church is nearing the conclusion of a very successful national INM campaign. In the past five years, the children’s death rate from malaria has been reduced from once every 30 seconds to once every two minutes. This is a significant improvement allowing more children to reach adulthood and allowing for a more productive society. As little as $10 saves lives by providing insecticide-treated bed nets, education, and treatment.

Shooters and sponsors are needed. Anyone of all ages can participate: the idea is to sink as many foul shots as you can in two minutes. Just bring a list of sponsors (amount per basket or flat rate). Or come for the fun!

Show up anytime between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and your cheering squad is welcome.

For more info, contact the church at 857-600-1282 or