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The Odds Favor a Trip to the Sweet 16
With a field of 48 people currently signed up for Put Up A Prayer, players have a 33% chance of reaching the finals.
By: Paradisus Dei
Put Up A Prayer is a national three-point contest open to anyone in the United States. There are two-divisions:
What basketball player hasn’t dreamed of putting up the game-winning three-point shot? How often have kids and adults challenged each other to a three-point contest while shooting around? Through Put Up A Prayer, anyone who can shoot a three-pointer has a legitimate chance at having that NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest experience.
Unlike playing the lottery, participants in Put Up A Prayer have a real chance to win a trip to the finals. The top 8 participants from each division will win a trip to the Finals. The Junior Division currently stands the best chance to go. With only 7 registered they all win a trip to the Finals if they raise sponsorship to shoot the minimum 10 shots. The Open Division currently has 41 participants, which means each participant has a 20% chance of making it to the Finals.
“This is really exciting for the participants of Put Up A Prayer. The odds are definitely in their favor,” said Mark Hartfiel, one of the creators of the contest. “There is still time to register, so we are trying to get the word out to as many people as possible. If you enjoy basketball, want a real shot at an NBA Three-Point Contest experience then this is for you! Register today.”
This contest gives the average person a real chance at an NBA experience. “It goes to a good cause and the thought of winning a trip to go against Rashard [Lewis] is amazing,” said Lucas Topping, a Junior Division participant from Dubuque, IA. The contest is open to anyone in the United States of all ages. Complete details and registration can be found online at www.putupaprayer.com.
About Put Up A Prayer: Begun with a challenge from an “everyday guy” to an NBA player, Put Up A Prayer is a national three-point competition designed to give ordinary people a chance at an NBA experience. Combining teamwork, technology and talent, Put Up A Prayer is a fun way to bring people together from across the country and raise money for a good cause. Proceeds benefit The Choice Wine, a marriage program free to churches that helps couples “divorce-proof”