If you know that scoring a 3-point shot (in basketball) is difficult, then you also know that a half-court shot is next to impossible. Of course, there are a number of gods in basketball who could land a half-court shot like it was a simple 2-pointer! But there’s this mom whose half-court shot made waves across the globe, not just because the ball actually went inside the basket but also because of the circumstances behind the shot.
Angela Ramey and her daughter, Grace, were given the chance to score a half-court shot to earn a half-tuition scholarship from Bethany Academy in Bloomington, Minnesota for being the family to have raised the most money during the school’s fundraiser activity called Bethany Loves Bloomington.
Amid 41,040 meals packed by 235 students to be shared with the hungry people of Bloomington, the two made a decision to let Angela try the shot. With her eyes closed, Angela threw the basketball towards the ring. It landed on the floor but, incredibly, the ball bounced so high and headed straight for the ring – and went inside!
Of course, in real basketball, that shot wouldn’t be counted but this was a fundraiser event and the shot was did for fun – so, the organizers honored the trick shot and the Rameys won the scholarship! Isn’t that wonderful?
Watch the awesome shot in this video shared by the school… You’ve got to listen to Grace’s words of encouragement for her mom!
Ramey’s Shocked ShotThe unbelieveable half-court alley-oop shot and Angela’s shocked reaction when she realizes the ball went in the basket! Thanks Alex Matheson (videographer and BA dad) for capturing Angela Ramey and Grace last Friday, deciding who’s going to take the shot to try to score half-off tuition next year. Angela throws the basketball granny style with her eyes closed, then screams in disbelief when the cheering students and staff convince her she scored. She’s jumping amid 41,040 meals packed by 235 students during Friday’s “Bethany Loves Bloomington” meal packing event Friday, a service project undertaken to help feed the hungry in Bloomington and the surrounding communities.The Ramey’s won the chance for the half-court/half-tuition prize by being the family who raised the most money during the school’s fundraiser.
Posted by Bethany Academy on Monday, December 7, 2015