The Shot-A-Thon is a fundraiser where participants get donations for every shot they hit.
People donated between $0.01- $0.25 per shot, or a flat sum. They had one hitter and one counter at every court to count and record every shot hit on that court. If the shot was hit out of bounds then the counter did not count that toward the players finally number of hits. There were four courts where a player could hit forehands, backhands, volleys, or serves.
"It's a fun way to make money and a good system," said Coach Migaki.
The proceeds are going to the tennis fund to help pay for the girls’ and boys’ banquet and supplies such as balls and uniforms. Migaki expected to raise anywhere from $200 to $400.
The team chose to do a shot-a-thon because then the money goes directly to them and they can "cut out the middle man" as Coach Migaki says.
The team hit a total of 2,500 shots, amounting to an average of 300 shots each.
"[The shot-a-thon] is a good way to raise funds and have fun at the same time," said Yurika Joi, a senior on the girls’ tennis team.