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Texas International Shootout features wheelchair basketball competition & chance to win free Whataburger for a year
Aug 19 2016 - 01:12:00 pm
Thanks to the generosity of Whataburger, a major sponsor of the Texas International Shootout Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, one lucky person will win free Whataburger for a year.

During the tournament, there will a special free throw contest held on Saturday, September 3 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The contest is free to enter and is open to anyone (ages 10+).

Here’s how it works:

  • Come to the Pasadena Convention Center (7902 Fairmont Pkwy) on Saturday, September 3 to sign up. Registration is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 3.
  • At approximately 1:15 p.m., there will be a random draw to select 10 participants from the pool of entries.
  • The free throw contest is scheduled to begin around 1:45 p.m. The 10 participants will each attempt to make a free throw while sitting in a sports wheelchair. Anyone who makes the shot will remain in the contest for another round; anyone who misses will be eliminated from the competition. The competition will continue with players facing off to make free throws until there is only one player left in the competition. The winner will receive 52 vouchers for a free Whataburger.

The free throw contest is just one of the many highlights in this year’s Texas International Shootout, which will be held September 2-4. Wheelchair athletes – including players from Colombia, a team of veterans from Dallas and an 18 & under team – will travel to Pasadena to face-off for three days of intense competition.

The 11 teams will compete in a tournament throughout the weekend. Games will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, with championship games on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Hosted by the City of Pasadena, the Texas International Shootout Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The tournament is open to the public, and admission is free.

For more information about the Texas International Shootout Wheelchair Basketball Tournament or the Whataburger free throw contest, contact the Multipurpose Recreation Center at (281) 487-1755.
Senior Expo offers services and programs tailored to senior citizens
Aug 06 2016 - 10:02:00 am
Pasadena’s annual Senior Expo will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pasadena Convention center (7902 Fairmont). This free event is designed to be a day of “one-stop shopping” for senior organizations, housing, social service agencies, programs and activities available in Harris County.

The event features more than 65 vendor booths, all offering services or programs specifically tailored to senior citizens. The Expo also offers a variety of free medical screenings, including:

  • Epworth – Sleep Apnea
  • Single Leg Stance
  • Functional Reach
  • Balance
  • Body Mass Index
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Bone Density
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Posture

The Senior Expo is hosted by the City of Pasadena and the Madison Jobe Senior Center, in partnership with Cigna, Bayshore Medical Center, CHI St. Luke’s Health, Precinct2gether and Seniorific News.

Admission to the Senior Expo is free. More details about the event are available on the event flyer. If your business or organization is interested in becoming a vendor at the event, please contact the Madison Jobe Senior Center at (713) 477-0175.
Free health screenings & school supplies at Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, August 13
Aug 06 2016 - 09:52:00 am
Pasadena Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Pasadena Health Center and other community partners, will host a Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Memorial Park (500 W. Jackson).

Health screenings -- including vision exams, blood pressure testing and glucose tests -- will be offered during the event, and free school supplies will be distributed. In addition, there will be free snow cones, popcorn, face painting, balloon animals and entertainment.

The Back to School Health Fair is a free event, and it is open to everyone in the community. More details are available on the event flyer.
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