“Pop Shots,” the popular halftime entertainment at the Swather Varsity boys basketball games has been a very successful fundraiser for the After Prom Committee.
Shooters pay $1 to take a shot at a free throw during half-time. If the shooter sinks the shot, he or she walks away with a two-liter bottle of pop.
Over the season, the Pop Shot competition has increased dramatically in popularity.
“The first game, we had about 50, now we have over 100 shooters crammed into just a few minutes,” said Anne Geidel of the After Prom Committee.
Geidel said thus far, the fundraiser has been a very good funding stream.
“We can raise about $70 to $100 per half-time,” she said.
Geidel said the simplicity of the fundraiser is part of its success.
“Ty [Rhodes, USD 460 Athletic Director] likes us to get cleared off about five minutes before half-time is over. We’ve gotten really efficient, we have four balls, two at each end, and we’ve gotten a great crew of people taking dollars, people rebounding and handing out tickets to trade for a pop,” she said.
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