Boys and girls in fourth grade through senior year in high school are encouraged to come to Yanity gym in Ridgefield to shoot 50 free throws between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Students who bring a pair of gently used basketball shoes (to be sent to Cuba) will five extra shot attempts.

Before the event, participants should ask friends and family for sponsorship for each shot they make out the 50 attempts. Kids should come with pledges written down and with email addresses of their sponsors.

100% of the proceeds will go to Trailblazers Academy Basketball Program, on the east side of Stamford. Winners of the contest – most money raised and most shots made – will receive prizes including gift certificates and shooting lessons.

Full Court Peace is a non-profit that uses basketball as a means of bringing together city and suburban youth, so as to lessen the communication gap that exists between those demographics here in Fairfield County.

For more information on the organization, and to obtain a sponsor form, visit or contact Mike Evans at or 203-606-9549.