Posted on Jun 10, 2024
The three Prince George Rotary clubs held the community's first Hoop-A-Thon on June 8th at the Jumpstart Multi Sport Court. In collaboration with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Timberwolves basketball team, and sponsored by Canadian Tire, this Hoop-A-Thon was a basketball free-throw challenge. Players sink as many free-throws possible in one minute. Pledges and donations are gathered and all funds stay in the local community. -- photos by Chuck Nisbett, Prince George Citizen; video by Ron Davis
Members of 27 Rotary, Rotaract (young professionals) and Interact (high school) clubs plus others from schools, universities and local charities in BC, provincially sponsored by Global BC, have so far raised $100,000 for their local communities since 2007
UNBC Men's Timberwolves
head coach Todd Jordan
sank 15 baskets in one minute
UNBC graduate and former
Timberwolves basketball player
Madison Landry sank 14 baskets 
Toola Bankole, 16, sunk
16 baskets
Rotary Past District 5040
Governor Lorne Calder sank
an undisclosed number
Summer Toor, 16, sunk
11 baskets
Official scorekeeper Cathy
Hellyer counts the baskets
sunk by each participant