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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.
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