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Hoops of Hope Founder on CBS Sports and NBC | Alive Literary

Hoops of Hope Founder on CBS Sports and NBC

Austin Gutwein

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December 2008 — After watching a World Vision video, 14 year-old Austin Gutwein decided he had to do something to help the growing number of orphans in Africa. Gutwein decided to go out and shoot as many free throws as he can in one day to raise money. On December 4, 2004, Austin shot 2,057 free throws and raised over $3,000.00. Hoops of Hope was born. Austin’s story has been covered by CBS Sports and NBC’s Today Show. The Gutweins are now in talks with a major publisher to release a book in 2009. –JK

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