threes for africa

My goal for April 28 - May 5 is to make 1000 three pointers to raise enough money to buy a Goalsetter basketball hoop for the kids in Sierra Leone, Africa. I have been shooting a lot in the last month and I think I can do it.


If you would like to donate money, you can send it to my address: 1200 Washington Street, Pella, IA 50219

Saturday, June 19, 2010

sorry i haven't posted in the last few days. I have gotten almost all the donations and have over 2500 dollars! Remember, my goal was for 10 people to give donations and to raise about 1000 dollars. I ended up getting over 60 donations.

Laurie Kuhn
Brian Wall family
Greg & Laura Pollack
Lori Muller
Ryan Van Mannan
Deb Wycoff
Nana & Papa
Erv & Joyce Aden
Rose Malm & Mary Jo
Coach Mark Core
Dean & Becky Gildersleeve
Grandpa & Grandma Diers
Esther Streed
Barb & Bruce Logan
The Skradis
Matt Malm
The Collisons
Pastor Korver
Josh Daggett
Aunt Sue
Sports Page
Jason Kleis
Mom n Dad
Kock Family
Bartko Family
Mark Core, Pleasantville
Marg Schwabe
Kendra Logan
D.G. & Rosie Partridge
Jack & Kathy Ramaekers
Merlin & Marcia Tiefenthaler
Elmer & Kathy Bedford
Seth & Faye Howard
Great Grandma Seifred
Larry Schenkelberg
Ron & Heidi Reed
Don Diers
Colin & Marcia Walsh
Deb Schneider
Ron & Tosha Badding
Colleen Sheriff
My School teachers
Mary Jo Berning
Wayne Chandlee
Stan & Tari Van Wyk
Scott & Kim Crowell
Sharon & Howard Bunger
The Fords
Mary Duffy
Joan & Richard Peterson
Sheri Dirkx
Stan Brandmeyer
Jeff & Angela Clements
Kyle Korver
Klayton Korver
Kirk Korver
Kaleb Korver

All these people gave donations. Thanks to everyone.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yesterday I got to go to sports page and meet Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz. I got an autographed basketball, jersey, shirt, and photos. I even got to sign an autograph for some people. I had to take a lot of pictures. I was there for about an hour and then I went swimming.

Special thanks to the Clement family for sending 333 dollars.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sorry I didn't get the chart up. we still haven't gotten all the donations yet. Special thanks to Sports Page for paying for shipping and handling. Thursday my dad told me that Kyle Korver wanted to meet me and was going to by the kids at the covering orphanage two hoops to add on to my two. He is also going to sell a line of clothing and all the proceeds go to the orphanage. I was really excited.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

After school my dad picked me up and brought me to Central. I had 850 before I started. When I had about 100 done my mom and sister surprised me and came to watch me make the last shot. I started off trying to make a halfcourt shot but that was taking me to long. I ended up making one about 4 feet out of the three point line. It feels really good to be done but my shoulders hurt pretty bad. I have over 40 sponsors. I will put in a list of all the sponsors and how much they donated tomorrow. I will also try to get the total amount of money donated.

Also, I figured out the comments. you should be able to post one now

Shot Number 1000!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I got some new Kevin Durant shoes and they really worked so it hardly took me any time to get 150 done. That means I need to make 150 tomorrow to be at 1000. I can't believe tomorrow is the last day. I have so many sponsors. I have 36 total. I got an email from the orphanage director with a picture of a bunch of kids from the covering holding a basketball. It looks like they are really excited about getting the hoop. I have attached the picture above.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I only got 100 done today because of my baseball games in Ankeny. That puts my total at 700 and gives me two days to get 300 done. I'm going early tomorrow morning so I can get 200 done tomorrow.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Today I made 150 at Central College and yesterday I got 125. That puts my total at 600. When I went to school yesterday A bunch of kids told me they had seen me last night on TV and I had three teachers tell me something. I probably wont get too many shots in tomorrow because I have two baseball games, but I will try to shoot as much as I can.