Hastings, Neb., area UMCs joined together March 24 for a Shoot for No Malaria event. Children and youth formed one team to compete against the adults from the participating churches. The first team to make more than 500 free throws won. The teams kept going to make sure over 1,000 free throws were made. Our goal was 1,000 made free throws, $1,000 and 100 bed nets. We raised more than $1650! The real winners were the families whose lives will be save because of the nets and work done through the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
More than 175 people had a great evening shooting free throws, eating, and watching NCAA tournament games. Other activities were available for smaller children including mosquito activity sheets and other basketball games. Door prizes included “Nothing But Net” T-shirts, cups of goodies and other items.
Participating churches were Juniata, Doniphan, Rosedale, Hastings First, Cristo Poder de Dios and Hastings Grace, where the event was held.