ARLINGTON — A former Arlington basketball player had the good luck to make a half-court shot during the Eagles’ first basketball game of the year and scored a $100 gift card from Arlington Physical Therapy in the process.
T.J. Bailey scored from half-court on Tuesday, Nov. 27, during half-time at the Arlington-hosted game versus Marysville-Pilchuck.
“They hold a half-court shot contest at each game and we give each winner a $100 gift card,” said Karen Morawek, director of business development at Arlington Physical Therapy. “We like to benefit and sponsor the Arlington High School boys basketball team. We work through the booster clubs to support the team as well. It’s a nice way for us to help in our community.”
Bailey is a 2002 graduate of Arlington High School, who played basketball and baseball for the Eagles.
“I just come to all the games,” he said. “I’m a big sports fan — high school, college and professional. I like it all.”
The winnings were presented to Bailey by Meghan Frauenholtz, of Arlington Physical Therapy, on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The $100 gift card can be used at any location.
“It’s great timing, because this will probably go toward Christmas,” said Bailey.