Think free throws don't matter? Thanks to some good free throw shooters, MDI High School was presented with a check for $2700 on Tuesday, February 6th at half time of the last regular season home basketball game.

Photo Kim Hamblen

First National Bank awards a cash donation at every home court varsity basketball game for each participating school, the amount dependent on the outcome of a series of events. Fifty dollars is the base donation, automatically awarded at the start of every home varsity game. Fifty dollars more is added to the fund if the first hoop of the game is scored by the home team. And an additional fifty dollars is added if a randomly drawn spectator (also known as "The First Fan") successfully makes a free throw at half time.

Last year, the First Hoop program netted MDI High School $2400