MEIGS COUNTY — For the past 22 years Home National Bank has held Family Night during the high school basketball season.
Now, the annual event is held at each of the county’s three high schools.
Over the last 22 years, numerous fans have picked up handfuls of cash and some bruised knees in the “Dash for Cash.” A few years ago, a new event, the skill shot challenge was added where contestants have a chance to win $100 with a half-court shot.
During halftime of the junior varsity game, four participants are drawn to attempt a half-court shot for $100. If no one wins the $100, they progress to the three-point line for $75, then foul line for $50 until someone wins.
During halftime of the varsity game is the Dash for Cash where eight contestants are drawn to dash on their hands and knees to pick up as much as they can of the $300 scattered across the entire gym floor.
The first event kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Southern (vs. Meigs), then on to Meigs on Jan. 20 (vs. Wellston), finally wrapping up at Eastern (vs. Federal Hocking) on Jan. 24. Games start with the freshman game at 5 p.m.
Admission to the game is free, courtesy of Home National Bank.
“The Family Nights are one of the most fun ways we give back to the community and support our local youth,” said Home National Bank EVP, John Hoback “We want everyone to come out and bring the family to support your home team and have a chance to win some cash, on us.”