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Local Student to Participate in Shot for Life

A Shot For Life is excited to announce our tenth annual A Shot For Life Challenge in Massachusetts, with local participant Olivia Quinn, of Franklin, on the roster. After ten years of this Massachusetts tradition, we are rebranding to include roman numerals in the name. The A Shot For Life Challenge X will be on August 7th. Thanks to their continued generosity, the Starland Sportsplex will be the host of the event. Starland, our longest standing partner, has been the host of this initiative since our inaugural event. For the first time, the A Shot For Life Challenge will be powered by Nike. 
The ASFL Challenge is a hybrid of a highly competitive basketball shooting competition and a fundraiser. The winner of the A Shot For Life Challenge is officially named “The Best Shooter in Massachusetts”. Funds raised by the A Shot For Life Challenge benefit the Dr. Curry Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. 
While we have events that are open to players of all ages and skill levels, our ASFL Challenge is unique in that it involves the top talent in a given state. Originally exclusive to basketball, ASFL has evolved into a multi-dimensional charity sports organization. Our talent-based events have produced well over 100 Division 1 athletes, hundreds of college players, and a group of professional players as well. 
It is a competitive process to be chosen as an A Shot For Life shooter. Not only are all prospective shooters scouted closely, but there is also a background check to look for people of great character. In our selection process the background check is equally as important as the scouting process. As our players often engage with our younger audience, it is essential that ASFL athletes positively represent our organization as well as our sponsors and partners at all times, win or lose. We are extremely proud of the 2022 roster as we welcome many new players into the A Shot For Life Family. All of the participants involved in the A Shot For Life Challenge have committed to spend a significant amount of time and energy to raise money for brain cancer research. Their excitement and willingness to do so speaks volumes about who they are as people off of the court. 
To donate to the A Shot For Life Challenge please follow this link.