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The Huntington's Disease Society of America is a National, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families.
To promote and support research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington's Disease.
To assist people and families affected by Huntington's Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease.
To educate the public and health professionals about Huntington's disease.
The Twin Cities Hoopathon is a Free Throw Competition that was founded in 1997 by 10 year old B.J. Viau and family of Apple Valley, Minnesota. Huntington's Disease has affected B.J.'s mother, Debbie, his grandfather and great-grandmother. BJ and his sister Emily, are also at risk. The event has grown from a small family and friends gathering, into an afternoon of 500+ people and over $40,000 raised annually and looks to be even bigger with a move to the University of Minnesota Field House in 2011.
There are 2 events at the Twin Cities Hoopathon -
Free Throw Contest
Compete in Minnesota's largest free throw competition in support of the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Make as many rapid-fire free throws as you can in 3 minutes. Prizes and awards will be given to the top three shooters in each category:
Team Free Throw Competition
Teams of 5 shooters will shoot free throws for 3 minutes (first 4 shooters will shoot for 30 seconds and the final shooter for a minute). Teams will begin with 2 rounds of pool play followed by a seeded 16 team Championship bracket play. Teams will then go head-to-head in single elimination until a champion is crowned.
- Eric Grover
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