Courtesy EKU Athletics

Head coach Samantha Williams and the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team are excited to announce the inaugural EKU Women’s Basketball Shoot-A-Thon, taking place on October 24.

The fundraiser will take place in Alumni Coliseum from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and feature many familiar faces surrounding the athletics department and women’s basketball program, including Coach Williams, Director of Athletics Matt Roan, and men’s basketball head coach A.W. Hamilton.

The Shoot-A-Thon is a great way for fans to see the players and coaches in action. Each shooter will attempt 100 free throws and two half-court shots. Fans will select a shooter to sponsor, and pledge a donation based on their made shots.

For example, a donor may choose to sponsor a shooter $0.50 per made shot prior to the Shoot-A-Thon. If that shooter makes 85 free throws that day, the donation will total to $42.50 (0.50 x 85). Donors may also pledge any amount to the half-court shot bonus. Shoot-A-Thon donations will also count as Fastbreak Club memberships, as long as the final donations total over $10.

All players on the 2020-21 roster will shoot in this event, as well as Samantha Williams, Matt Roan, and AW Hamilton.

On October 24, fans are invited to cheer on the shooters, either virtually or in-person at Alumni Coliseum. Safe physical distancing guidelines will be in place for the event, and masks will be required.

For more information about the EKU Women’s Basketball Shoot-A-Thon, or to sponsor a shooter, please e-mail


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