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Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis
2018

HOLY HOOPS

HORSE SHOOTOUT

FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

HOLY HOOPS HORSE SHOOTOUT III SET TO GET UNDERWAY ON JUNE 17

            The 2018 Holy Hoops Horse Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis will begin on Sunday, June 17 and continue daily through the finals on Saturday, July 28. This is the third year for the event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association.
            As was the case last year, the kickoff for the shootout will be part of the festivities for Bethel Church's annual Father's Day Dadsfest celebration on Sunday, June 17 beginning at noon.
           Anyone wishing to participate pays a $20 entry fee, all of which goes to the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association. The contestant then plays a game of H.O.R.S.E. basketball against a designated shooter. The designated shooter begins the game with an H.O. Anyone who defeats the designated shooter automatically qualifies to win a prize and advances to the single-elimination, blind-draw finals on Saturday, July 28 at American Baptist East Church (6300 Washington Avenue) in Evansville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
              Qualifying will be held at Bethel during the kickoff event and also at American Baptist East on Saturday, July 14 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 21 from noon to 4 p.m. In addition, anyone wishing to participate can call Holy Hoops coordinator Jay Stockman at 812-774-3963 to schedule a qualifying game on any desired date and time at the Wesselman Park basketball courts through Friday, July 27, the final day of qualifications. 
              At this time, three giveback events are scheduled at which local restaurants will donate a percentage of dinner receipts to the TSMSA. They include July 10 at Schlotzsky's (4-9 p.m.), July 12 at Jason's Deli (5-9 p.m.) and July 17 at Fazoli's (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
                All participants who advance to the finals are guaranteed of winning a prize. They will actually choose their own prize based on the order of finish in the tournament.
               The prize list will build in the months leading up to the event. The total value of the prizes will be several thousands of dollars and include items such as restaurant gift cards, sports memorabilia, gas cards, gift certificates to local businesses, tickets to professional sports games and much, much more.

             
A silent auction will be held in July in which sports memorabilia and several other items will be up for bids.
              More than $8,000 was raised during the first two Holy Hoops Shootouts in 2016 and 2017 to support TSMSA, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals stricken with M.S. throughout Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. The organization offers enhanced local services and specialized health care to more than 1,400 families in our community touched by this disease.
             Please continue to check back in on this Web Site (holyhoops4ms.com) during the coming months for updated information about dates, prizes and other particulars concerning the fundraiser.

               

KEY DATES DURING THE 2018 HOLY HOOPS H.O.R.S.E. SHOOTOUT FOR M.S.​​






This is the official first day of qualifying for the 2018 Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis. It will be run in conjunction with Bethel's annual Dadsfest event, commemorating Father's Day, in the church's parking lot. Qualifying will be held on the basketball court at the north end of the parking lot. The church is located at 4400 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville.









This is a good opportunity to partake in some good food at Schlotzsky's and do good for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association at the same time. Just go into Schlotzsky's between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and inform them that you are there to support Holy Hoops for M.S. The restaurant will automatically donate 15 percent of your receipt to the cause of fighting multiple sclerosis.







This is a good opportunity to partake in some good food at Jason's Deli and do good for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association at the same time. Just go into Jason's Deli between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and inform them that you are there to support Holy Hoops for M.S. The restaurant will automatically donate 15 percent of your receipt to the cause of fighting multiple sclerosis.









This is a good opportunity to partake in some good food at Fazoli's and do good for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association at the same time. Just go into Fazoli's between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and inform them that you are there to support Holy Hoops for M.S. The restaurant will automatically donate 20 percent of your receipt to the cause of fighting multiple sclerosis.








Qualifying for the Saturday, July 28 Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis will be held at the American Baptist East gymnasium from noon until 4 p.m. Anybody who beats the designated shooter in a game of H.O.R.S.E. will automatically qualify for a prize and advance to the shootout's finals. The designated shooter will spot you an H.O.








Qualifying for the Saturday, July 28 Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis will be held at the American Baptist East gymnasium from noon until 4 p.m. Anybody who beats the designated shooter in a game of H.O.R.S.E. will automatically qualify for a prize and advance to the shootout's finals. The designated shooter will spot you an H.O.








Anyone who defeats the designated shooter in a game of H.O.R.S.E. will be eligible to play in today's finals of the Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout. Contestants will compete in a single-elimination tournament and choose their own prizes based upon the order of finish. The finals are scheduled from 10 a.,m. to 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17​​
Bethel Church's Dadsfest
First day of qualifying

TUESDAY, JULY 10
GIVEBACK DAY
AT SCHLOTZSKY'S
​6401 NORTH GREEN RIVER ROAD

THURSDAY, JULY 12
GIVEBACK DAY
AT JASON'S DELI
943 N. GREEN RIVER ROAD

TUESDAY, JULY 17
GIVEBACK DAY
AT FAZOLI'S
899 NORTH GREEN RIVER ROAD

SATURDAY, JULY 14
QUALIFYING DAY
AMERICAN BAPTIST EAST
6300 WASHINGTON AVE.

SATURDAY, JULY 21
QUALIFYING DAY
AMERICAN BAPTIST EAST
6300 WASHINGTON AVE.

SATURDAY, JULY 28
HOLY HOOPS FINALS
AMERICAN BAPTIST EAST
6300 WASHINGTON AVE.

TOMES   GETS   HIS   TRIPLE  CROWN

Former Free Throw/3-point Holy Hoops champion adds H.O.R.S.E. title to portfolio

1. CHAMPION EVAN TOMES
HOLY HOOPS GREAT EATS PACKAGE I
Gift cards and certificates to 25 favorite restaurants totaling $646

2. RUNNER-UP CAMERON HIRSCH
STEELERS GAME TICKETS, PARKING PASS

Three tickets and parking pass to the Nov. 26 NFL game between Green Bay and Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Total value $325.

3. SHAWN SCOTT
HOLY HOOPS GREAT EATS PACKAGE 2

Gift cards and certificates to 20 favorite restaurants totaling  $475.

4. ANDREW BITTNER
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE

Two all-day passes for Holiday World, a Play & Eat package at Gattitown, four tickets to an Evansville Otters game, a $100 pizza/bowling party at River City Recreation, a Family Fun Pack at Walthers, 25 free bowling games at Franklin Lanes and a Chuck E. Cheese certificate. A $456 value.

5. PATRICK STINE
​SUBWAY SUBS PARTY

Gift cards totaling $150 for Subway

6. ALEX SMITH
​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE


7. JEFF GREEN
ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB PACKAGE

Golf foursome package valued at more than $300

8. RYAN TOMES
PIZZA OVERDOSE

Gift cards and certificates from pizza restaurants valued at $346


9. ARCHIE STAMBUSH
MEXICAN MENU

Gift cards and certificates to several Mexican restaurants. Valued at $170


10. RYAN BLACK
STEELERS GAME TICKETS

Two tickets to the Sunday, Nov. 26 NFL game between Green Bay and Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Total value $190.


11. FINN MCCOOL
​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE


12. JEFF CROWLEY
BOB GRIESE AUTOGRAPHED MINI-HELMET


13. BEN BITTNER
VERY APPETIZING
Gift cards and certificates for appetizers and desserts from several restaurants valued at approximately $381.

14. ZACH GREEN
AUTOMOBILE HELPER

​Certificates and gift cards good for $277 worth of service


15. SEAN MEDCALF
A TASTE FOR BAR-B-Q

​Giot cards good for $170 worth of Bar-B-Q products at restaurants


16. ALAN MICHAEL STEPTO
​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE


17. ETHAN BITTNER
DELUXE DOUBLE SHOOTOUT GAME
A two-goal arcade-style basketball game with electronic scoreboard

18. JIM HOOK
WHERE'S THE BEEF?

Gift certificates valued at $123 for hamburger/cheeseburger restaurants


19. BALI HOAG
$50 GIFT CARD TO CORK 'N CLEAVER


20. MAX FISCHER
CRACKER BARREL (HENDERSON) GOLD CARD


21. MARK FISCHER
$20 GIFT CARD TO DEERHEAD


22. JAMEN ELBERT
​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE


23. JEFF MOFFETT
​DINNER AND A MOVIE
​$25 gift card to Olive Garden and two passes to Showplace Cinemas East

24. TROY SANNERS
NOW THAT'S SERVUS!

Servus! Corporation includes four restaurants: Denny's, Grandy's, Wendy's and Long John Silver's. This package includes two gift cards for each of these restaurants. The value was $54.

Sharpshooting Triple Crown winner Evan Tomes
           Evan Tomes is certainly not unfamiliar with achieving success in Holy Hoops for Multiple Sclerosis basketball events. In fact, with his July 30 championship in the Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout, he's now a Triple Crown winner.​​
         Tomes won two 3-point shootout titles and one free-throw shooting championship previously as he's been a frequent competitor in Holy Hoops events since their inception in 2009.
         "It feels good to win the three different contests over the years," said the 27-year-old Tomes. "The event has grown and I've faced many good shooters. Hopefully, as it continues to get bigger, I can repeat next year."
​         Tomes edged 20-year-old Cameron Hirsch by one letter in the championship match, rallying from an HORS-HOR deficit to win. With the title in hand, Tomes was entitled to first choice of all items on the prize list. He chose the Holy Hoops Great Eats Package I. It included gift cards and certificates to 25 restaurants and was valued at $646.
        Tomes was also presented with a caricature of himself. It was drawn by longtime successful Evansville artist, high school teacher, coach and author Jon Siau.
        After drawing a bye in the first round of the single-elimination finals, Tomes eased into the Elite Eight by shutting out Jeff Crowley in the second round.
       In the next round, Tomes was pushed to the limit before eliminating Alex Smith by one letter. Then he was forced to H.O. before defeating defending champion Shawn Scott in the semifinals. Scott didn't have a single letter against him in 2016 in winning the championship.
         Hirsch, a first-time participant in a Holy Hoops event, reached the championship game by virtue of defeating Ben Bittner, Patrick Stine and Andrew Bittner in earlier rounds. For his prize, Hirsch selected three game tickets and a parking pass to the Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football game on Nov. 26 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The package was valued at more than $325.
         Scott, in finishing third, selected the Holy Hoops Great Eats Package II, which included gift cards and certificates to 20 restaurants. It was valued at $475.
         Andrew Bittner finished in fourth place and selected the That's Entertainment Package. It included two all-day passes for Holiday World, a Play & Eat package at Gattitown, four tickets to an Evansville Otters game, a $100 pizza/bowling party at River City Recreation, a Family Fun Pack at Walthers, 25 free bowling games at Franklin Lanes and a Chuck E. Cheese certificate. The package was valued at $456.
         The top five was rounded out by Stine, who chose the Subway Subs Party, which included $150 in gift cards to Subway Restaurant. 
​         With the sixth pick, Smith became the first of four shooters to select a $150 shopping spree at Tracy Zeller Jewelers. The others were Finn McCool (11th), Alan Michael Stepto (16th) and Jamen Elbert (22nd).
As part of his winnings for capturing the 2017 Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis championship, Evan Tomes was presented a caricature drawing of himself by Evansville artist Jon Michael Siau.