The Daily Express

Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Participate in Foul Shooting Contest at Owens

Hundreds of area Girl Scouts will compete to be named a top free throw shooter, while also cheering on and meeting their favorite Owens Community College women's basketball players at the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley's Second Annual Foul Shooting Contest Saturday, February 23 at the Owens Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus.

Beginning at 2 p.m. in the SHAC Student Gymnasium, Girl Scouts ages 5 to 18 will shoot 10 free throws to see who advances to the finals, which will occur at halftime of the Owens women's basketball game. Awards will be presented following the competition.

Prior to the finals of the foul shooting contest, the Girl Scouts will hear motivational speaker, Jim "Basketball" Jones of Oregon. Jones entertains crowds with his basketball handling wizardry and gives an inspirational message on "The Winner's Attitude". Recognized as one of the top basketball handlers in the country, Jones performs his high energy, interactive show to more than 275 schools each year, as well as showcasing his talent at halftime of NBA basketball games.

The Girl Scouts then will have the opportunity to watch their favorite Lady Express women's basketball players in action as they play Clark State Community College in the first round of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference state tournament basketball championships at 5 p.m.

Following the basketball game, the Girl Scouts will be able to meet and get autographs of their favorite Lady Express players.

"The girls have looked forward to this event for some time," said Winona Dugan, Girl Scouts Program Specialist. "Last year's foul shooting contest was a huge success. The girls really enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Owens Community College women's basketball team and watch one of their games.

"The Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley are very thankful to Owens Community College for hosting such an exciting day," Dugan said.

Last year's competition drew more than 150 participants for the inaugural event.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to offering small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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