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Spooks and Hoops Haunt Drake Halloween Party Oct. 25

October 13, 2006

CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu


Children ages 3 through 12 are invited to the 13th annual Drake University Community Halloween Hoos Shoot Out, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Bell Center, 1421 27th St.


Participants wear costumes — or something orange in the spirit of the event — and compete for prizes in a series of basketball challenges. Contestants are encouraged to bring their own basketball, mini-basketball or Nurf-style ball.


Events include The Odd Ball, Off-hand Free Throw, The Under-Handed Free Throw, In the Paint, Behind the Backboard, Over the Backboard Shot and Shooting the Trey.


Pizza, soda pop, piñatas, candy and face painting will be a part of the annual hoops hoopla.


Russ Lovell, Drake law professor, and Dolph Pulliam, a former Drake basketball star and Drake director of community outreach and development, host the festivities. The Drake Law School Student Bar Association, Delta Theta Phi and the Des Moines branch of the NAACP co-sponsor the event.


Advance registration is requested. For reservations and information, call 515-271-4539.