Black Belt Community Foundation Annual Throw & Go Football Contest Returns

Published 10:24 pm Sunday, October 15, 2023

By Black Belt Community Foundation

 The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) Annual “Throw & Go Contest” has kicked off for 2023 to support the foundation’s Community Grants Program. This year’s prize is a pair of tickets to the 2023 Iron Bowl game to be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn on Nov. 25. The tickets were given by a donor to BBCF for the specific purposes of this effort.

Foundation President Felecia Lucky stated, “Throw & Go has become a cherished annual BBCF tradition! With the energy and excitement surrounding football season in Alabama, we share our excitement and enthusiasm in trust-based participatory philanthropy. This actively involves our service counties helping to raise the funds that are in turn granted each year through BBCF Community Grants.”  

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Potential donors will be asked to give a minimum $5 donation for a ticket which creates an entry for them into a throwing skills contest drawing. All the tickets will be placed in a container, and a BBCF Board member or staff member will randomly pull one ticket from the container on Nov. 6. The name that is pulled out will be the individual selected to participate in the BBCF “Throw & Go Skills Contest.”

The drawing will be captured by video and shared to the media and public via social media for transparency. The foundation will contact the contestant immediately following the drawing. BBCF will schedule the “Throw & Go Skills Contest” prior to the date of the Iron Bowl football Game. Donors can enter the contest online at https://2023BBCF-throw-and-go.eventbrite.com or by visiting the BBCF’s website donations page at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/blackbeltcommunityfoundation.

The BBCF Community Associates (CA) across the Black Belt Community Foundation’s service counties will also offer direct paper ticketing through the CA network.

For the “Throw & Go Skills Contest,” the contestant will have three attempts to complete a 12-yard pass to a BBCF Staff Member. The 12 yards are symbolic of the 12 counties that are in the BBCF service area. The skills contest will be captured by video for transparency and documentation of the integrity of the contest.

For any questions related to Throw & Go, please contact Christopher Spencer at the BBCF office: 334.874.1126 (ext. 5) or by e-mail to cspencer@blackbeltfound.org.