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Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis
2017

HOLY HOOPS

HORSE SHOOTOUT

FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

TOMES   GETS   HIS   TRIPLE  CROWN

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

2. RUNNER-UP CAMERON HIRSCH
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STEELERS GAME TICKETS, PARKING PASS
Three tickets and parking pass to the Sunday, Nov. 26 NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Total value $325.

3. SHAWN SCOTT
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HOLY HOOPS GREAT EATS PACKAGE 2
Gift cards and certificates to 20 favorite restaurants totaling approximately $475.

Sharpshooting Triple Crown winner Evan Tomes

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

4. ANDREW BITTNER
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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 make this a $456 value.

           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).

(Complete list of prizes won to the right) 
        
​        All proceeds raised by Holy Hoops goes to the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association, whose mission it is to enhance the quality of life for multiple sclerosis victims and their families 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 the Tri-State area in 2016.
       This year's event, when all donations have been collected, is expected to raise in excess of $6,300 for Tri-State MS, more than double the $3,000 raised in 2016, the first time a H.O.R.S.E. format was used in Holy Hoops.
5. PATRICK STINE
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SUBWAY SUBS PARTY
Gift cards totaling $150 for Subway
6. ALEX SMITH
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​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE

7. JEFF GREEN
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ROLLING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB PACKAGE
Golf foursome package valued at more than $300
8. RYAN TOMES
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PIZZA OVERDOSE
Gift cards and certificates from several pizza restaurants. Value approximately $346
9. ARCHIE STAMBUSH
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MEXICAN MENU
Gift cards and certificates to several Mexican restaurants. Valued at $170
10. RYAN BLACK
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STEELERS GAME TICKETS
Two tickets to the Sunday, Nov. 26 NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Total value $190.

11. FINN MCCOOL
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​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE

12. JEFF CROWLEY
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BOB GRIESE
13. BEN BITTNER
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VERY APPETIZING
Gift cards and certificates for appetizers and desserts from several restaurants valued at approximately $381.
14. ZACH GREEN
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AUTOMOBILE HELPER
Certificates and gift cards good for $277 worth of service
15. SEAN MEDCALF
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A TASTE FOR BAR-B-Q
Certificates and gift cards good for $170 worth of Bar-B-Q products at restaurants
16. ALAN MICHAEL STEPTO
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​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE

17. ETHAN BITTNER
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DELUXE DOUBLE SHOOTOUT GAME
A two-goal arcade-style basketball game with electronic scoreboard
Above is a caricature of 2017 Holy Hoops Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis champion Evan Tomes. It was drawn by Evansville artist, teacher, coach and author Jon Siau.
The 2018 Holy Hoops H.O.R.S.E. Shootout for Multiple Sclerosis will be conducted throughout the month of July. This Web Site (www.holyhoops4ms.com) will be updated during the months leading up to the event. Thank you.
18. JIM HOOK
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WHERE'S THE BEEF?
Gift certificates valued at $123 for hamburger/cheeseburger restaurants
19. BALI HOAG
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$50 GIFT CARD TO CORK 'N CLEAVER

20. MAX FISCHER
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CRACKER BARREL (HENDERSON) GOLD CARD

21. MARK FISCHER
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$20 GIFT CARD TO DEERHEAD

22. JAMEN ELBERT
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​$150 TRACY ZELLER SPENDING SPREE

23. JEFF MOFFETT
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​DINNER AND A MOVIE
​$25 gift card to Olive Garden and two complimentary passes to Showplace Cinemas East
24. TROY SANNERS
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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 is approximately $54.