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East Texan goes on free throw marathon

CHANDLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tom Booth started at 8 a.m. Shoot a free, then another, then another.  A member of Chandler First Assembly of God, Booth is shooting free throws for 24 straight hours.  Booth accepted pledges and donations for each shot, with all the money helping raise money for a local food pantry and a missionary that is going to the Ukraine in June to put on soccer camps for street kids. 

Booth gets a ten minute break every hour.  Then he's back to the free throw line shooting shot after shot.  This is his second year in a row he's completed a 24 hour shooting marathon.  He learned from year one.

"We did a lot of revamping this year," said Booth.  "We have two basketballs going. I've got somebody catching the ball and I've got a foot massager. That helps. But it's just a bigger event this year. We're going to make this an annual community event. You just know every shot is going to make a difference and that's what we're looking for."

If you would like to help, send all donations to:

Chandler First Assembly of God
840 N. Broad Street (P.O. Box 387)
Chandler, Texas

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