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We are asking YOU to be 1 of the 72 Team Captains for the 4th annual Free Throws for Kids (FTFK) event on April 1, 2017. Being a Team Captain is fun, simple & requires very little time. Please sign up as a Team Captain ASAP (simply click here and then click the “Register” button). You can then start sharing your team page immediately to have others register to be free throw shooters on your team.


  • What does it mean to be a Team Captain?
    • Sigh of relief…a Team Captain takes very little time & effort! We know how busy you are so Free Throws for Kids (FTFK) makes it simple.
    • You and your team DO NOT need to be good at shooting free throws!
    • Your main responsibility as a Team Captain is to simply sign up here as a Team Captain and then start forming a team of 4-10 people (including you). Simply email or text the team page to friends, co-workers and/or neighbors once you have signed up as a Team Captain so they can sign up as a Free Throw Shooter on your team. FTFK essentially takes care of the rest!
    • At the event, collectively, your team will shoot 500 free throws. 10 people on a team = each person shoots 50 free throws.
    • As a team, you need to raise at least $1,250. This may initially sound like a lot but don’t stress out…last year the average team raised $1,770! If you have 10 people on your team, each person simply has to raise $125. You will be very surprised by people’s generosity and support of our mission.
    • FTFK provides you a team website where people can make online donations directly to your team. We have made it VERY simple & easy!
    • FTFK also mails an individual fundraising packet that includes 10 letters, donation cards and envelopes to each shooter on your team (yes, you will receive one as well) so you can mail these to friends, family, etc. to start raising money.
    • All of these donation cards and checks are mailed directly to FTFK. As a Team Captain you are NOT responsible for collecting money from individual team members.
    • FTFK will also email you weekly (once things get going) walking you and your team through the process and informing you of important event information.
  • This year’s event is on Saturday, April 1st at the Lakota West High School Gymnasium in West Chester, OH. 
    • There will be one session from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, a second session from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and a third session from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
    • Awards and food will immediately follow each session at the same location.
  • Overall Timeline:
    • ASAP – team captain registration deadline
    • By January 30 – have your team assembled (4-10 people, including you).
    • By February 10 – start raising money (we will send you & each shooter all fundraising material).
    • By March 8 – $750 due from each team.
    • By March 22 – $1000 due from each team.
    • April 1 $1,250 due from each team & Free Throw for Kids event at Lakota West HS gym.
  • Last year, we had 59 teams and the event raised over $123,000 (our goal was $100,000).
  • This year our goal is to have 72 teams!  With 72 teams, sponsorship & general donations, our goal is to raise over $130,000!!!  We can reach more kids & families with this goal.
  • The money raised shows hope and love by doing two very special and unique things. First, we surprise over 800 kids and families throughout the year at Cincinnati & Dayton Children’s Hospital…with care bags that include fuel cards, toiletries, books, cafeteria and food gift cards and more. Secondly, we will continue paying $1,500 each month for the Ronald McDonald House salad bar food. Each weekday, over 80 families now have a healthier eating option because of the Free Throws for Kids salad bar & ongoing food donation.
  • To make it fun and competitive, there will be prizes for:
    • The team that raises the most money.
    • The team with the highest percentage of free throws made (out of the 500 attempted).

“I just wanted to say thank you for what you have done!  It is truly a blessing to me and my family.  It’s good to know that there are still people in this world that care and are willing to help!  Because of what you have done, you have allowed me to be able to see my other children that I have been away from for six months!” – The Tucker & Wright Family