Fundraising and free throws: TQL hosts March Madness patio party

As college basketball teams around the country brushed up their NCAA Tournament resumes, TQL celebrated March Madness patio-party style with food, drinks, a DJ and games at Cincinnati HQ March 9.

TQL’ers enjoyed beverages from March First Brewing and squared off in Pop-A-Shot basketball games, Jumbo Basketball Pong, corn hole and a free-throw fundraising competition for Free Throws For Kids.

Free Throws For Kids is an annual event on the 24 basketball hoops at Lakota West High School. The charity donates the funds it raises to kids and families requiring treatment at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and services from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati.

Free Throws for Kids has raised $1 million for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since its inception in 2014.

TQL made a $3,000 donation to Free Throws For Kids after the patio party. TQL’ers shot free throws and for every basket made, depending on the distance, TQL donated $3 to $5. Each participant’s name was entered in a raffle for the chance to make an “impossible shot” worth a $500 donation.

Scott, a Senior Logistics Account Executive, united TQL and the charity through TQL Cares. He has participated in Free Throws for Kids since 2016 with his family and TQL friends, and he’ll compete alongside them again April 1.

“It’s a good fit because me, my wife and my kids all love basketball – we’re a basketball family. Free Throws for Kids is a perfect way to connect with an activity we love and fundraise for some awesome charities,” Scott said.

The March Madness festival-like patio party stoked excitement for college basketball’s biggest stage while giving TQL’ers opportunities to enjoy music, fundraising and each other.

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