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Baldwinsville Optimist Donald Varn stands with winners from last year’s foul shooting contest. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 10 at Durgee Junior High School.

Baldwinsville Optimist Donald Varn stands with winners from last year’s foul shooting contest. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 10 at Durgee Junior High School.

— Attention Baldwinsville student basketball players: the Baldwinsville Optimist Club will hold its sixth annual basketball foul shooting contest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, in the Durgee Junior High School large gym. The contest is open to any Baldwinsville boy and girl students, ages 9 to 16. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top five shooters in two categories: those less than five feet tall and those five feet tall or taller. Less than five feet tall participants get to foul shoot one yard closer to the basket.

Because of the limited time available for the contest, pre-registration is preferred. Practice and any late registrations will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; there will be no late registration after 10:15 a.m. and no late participants after 10:30 a.m. The contest begins at 10 a.m., and winners will be picked by how many shots a participant can make out of seven attempts. Participants will have the option of taking two practice free throws before starting the contest.

Students can pre-register by emailing their first and last name, their age, their school and their approximate height to ddvarn@msn.com or send the same information by mail to Donald D. Varn, Foul Shooting, 2222 Mercer St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

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