We’re getting into the swing of the basketball and hockey seasons and you know what that means? (Yes, the Knicks still haven’t been mathematically eliminated.) But also, it’s time for the Half-Court Shot Contests and Blue Line Shot Contests to give weekend warriors the chance to quit their day job.
Prizes can range from a few hundred dollars to a few hundred thousand dollars. All you need to do is shoot a 9.55 inch diameter ball a distance of 94 feet into an 18 inch diameter hole. Or, shoot a 3-inch puck a distance of 90 feet into a hole about 4 inches wide – while standing on ice. If you’re not Meadowlark Lemon, your odds of making the half-court shot are about 1 in 50. And the odds of scoring on that one-timer are much higher, even if you’re Wayne Gretzky.
Because lightening always strikes, there is Prize Indemnity Insurance. You don’t need to break the bank just because some hotshot broke the odds. (more…)