Participant Registration

 

Free Throws for Fibrosis is an annual basketball event in Traverse City, Michigan that raises money to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and its research to find a cure. It is held in memory of Gary Talbot, who was an avid basketball player that passed away from pulmonary fibrosis. In 2013 we donated $13,163 to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in their mission to help find a cure by providing information, resources, and support to patients, families, and health care professionals dealing with pulmonary fibrosis.

In 2014 we continue to support the Foundation in their mission to find a cure, but are going to add 3 beneficiaries to this year’s event. Free Throws will be funding a local Traverse City support group for those that have been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, those caring for patients and those who have lost loved ones to this disease. As well as offering (2) $1000.00 grants to qualifying Michigan 501(c)3 groups that participate in the event and raise the most pledges.

There are many ways to help us reach our goals. Participants ages 10-100 register prior to the event to shoot a total of 100 free throws, and secure monetary pledges from family and friend “sponsors” for each basket they make out of 100 attempts. Groups of 3 or more register prior to the event to shoot a combined total of 300 baskets. Groups secure monetary pledges from family and friend “sponsors” for each basket they make out of a combined 300. Groups that register Qualifying* Michigan 501(c)3 that raise the most money through pledges are eligible to win a $1,000 grant.

Free Throws for Fibrosis will take place at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA on November 8, 2014 from 3-6pm. The day will be a family-fun event with food, basketball, music, silent auction, and prizes.

 

To register as participant:

Registration for Individuals is $15 each 100 basket attempt.

Complete the registration form at http://freethrows4pf.org/individual-registration/

Continue to http://utopiafound.org/product/free-throws-fibrosis/ and complete participant registration

To register as a group:

Registration for groups is $30 each 300 basket attempt.

Complete the registration form at http://freethrows4pf.org/group-registration/

Continue to http://utopiafound.org/product/free-throws-fibrosis/ and complete the group registration

To sponsor an individual:

Continue to http://utopiafound.org/product/free-throws-fibrosis/

Select total amount for sponsorship (pledged $1.00 per basket X player made 50 baskets= $50 contribution).

Enter the name of the player you wish to sponsor in the comments field.


To place a general donation:

Continue to http://utopiafound.org/product/free-throws-fibrosis/ and complete registration

Select contribution amount.

Enter Free Throws for Fibrosis in the comments field.

Your participation in this event and your contribution will help fund research to find a cure or treatment for pulmonary fibrosis, and support the community and those diagnosed in Traverse City .

*Qualifying Michigan 501(c)3: 1. Organization must be located in Michigan. 2. Organization must have a valid 501(c)3 number and be present on the registration form.

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