It was Nothing But Nets Day at Sandy Springs UMC on Saturday, March 28. To raise money and awareness for Nothing But Nets, the church held free throw shooting and 3-pt shooting contests with age categories ranging from 5 to 6 year olds to a 55+ category. Participants shot at age-appropriate heights and distances.
Each entry cost $10 and allowed the participant 20 shots. All participants received a t-shirt and winners received a plaque. T-shirts were sold at the event and after worship on Sunday to raise additional funds.
Despite a tornado warning in the area the morning of the event, Sandy Springs UMC raised a little more than $2,000 for Nothing But Nets.
All generations turned out to volunteer and participate in the event. (The women’s 55+ category was particularly competitive!)
The church received outstanding publicity from the event, with local papers including a feature article in advance of the event and one paper sending a photographer.
The Nothing But Nets event was part of a larger “Every Member in Mission” church focus during Lent. The congregation loved it and awareness was raised throughout the community.