On Dec. 29, the Lake County YMCA will celebrate its 150th anniversary in providing opportunities for everyone to achieve healthy living as well as encouraging youth development and social responsibility in the community. In celebration, the branch will host a Basketball Hot Shot Contest at the Central Y in Painesville beginning at 4 p.m.
“It’s a double anniversary celebration for us — 125 years of basketball invented in the YMCA by George Naismith and 150 years of service in Lake County. Everyone in the community is welcome to celebrate with us,” said program director Kevin Sraj.
The event is free to participate. Age brackets will be established for Hot Shot Contest participants in grades 1-12. Awards and prizes will be given.
Register online www.lakecountyymca.org or at the Central Y, 933 Mentor Ave. in Painesville, or call 440-352-3303.