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SVdP free-throw fundraiser
January 11th, 2016

The St. Vincent de Paul Society conference of St. Rita Parish, Fairfax says take a shot at poverty. The society’s eighth free throw fundraiser takes place Jan. 23 at Drake High School gym, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with $5 entry fee for participants 13 years and younger and $10 for everyone else.


“The competition is open to adults and children alike who would like to enter as individuals, teams, families, or in age and gender categories, leading to an overall champion. In all, shooters have their choice of almost 50 different categories,” SVdP said.


“This is a wonderful community event that brings out the young and old,” said Jack Hayes, founder of the event. Money raised provides food, clothes, utility payments, rental assistance and other basic living requirements to families and individuals in need.


There are competitions for everyone. Last year the categories spanned all grade levels and all ages as well as combinations such as grandparent/grandchild, husband/wife, siblings, in-laws, even friends.


“It’s a chance to get that trophy for the fireplace mantel – the one you missed in high school,” said Greg Shaw, a local contractor and champion in the event, who takes part every year with his wife, Jeanie, and his sons. (415) 456-4815; johnkeane@comcast.net


From January 14, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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