Wood River United Methodist Church sponsored “Free Throws for Malaria” on Sunday, March 17, at the Wood River Rural High School. Over 60 people gathered to shoot hoops or cheer others on who were shooting hoops to raise money to stop the spread of malaria. Children from kindergarten through high school and adults competed in the “Free Throws for Malaria” contest. The categories for shooting hoops were K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th, and adults. Each contestant shot 25 free throws and asked donors to pledge. A total of $2,350 was collected in pledges and individual donations.