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Drake's annual Halloween Hoops Shoot Out set for Oct. 29

October 12, 2007
Photo of child at 2005 Halloween HoopsCONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Dressed in their best Halloween duds, children will compete for prizes at the 14th annual Drake University Community Halloween Hoops Shoot Out, set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Bell Center, 1421 27th Street.

The event, which is free and open to Des Moines-area children ages 3-12, offers numerous contests -- Free Throws, Lay Ups, In the Paint, Behind the Backboard, Over the Backboard Shot and just plain old Halloween fun. There also will be face painting, piñatas and awards, along with pizza, soda pop and candy.

Drake law professor Russ Lovell and Drake basketball legend Dolph Pulliam will host the event, which is co-sponsored by the Drake Law School Student Bar Association and the Des Moines branch of the NAACP.

Contestants are encouraged to wear costumes and to bring their own basketball, mini-basketball or Nurf-style ball.

For more information, contact Pulliam at 515-271-3084 or dolph.pulliam@drake.edu.