Wellmark 3-Point-Play with Drake University generates nearly $7,000
Des Moines residents are benefiting from each three-pointer made by the Drake Bulldogs during the 2010-2011 football and basketball seasons.
Wellmark’s 3-Point Play is making a donation to the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department for each field goal during the Bulldogs’ 2010 football season, and each three-point basket during both the men’s and women’s 2010-2011 basketball seasons. Nearly $7,000 has been raised through the program to date. The final amount will be determined at the end of the basketball season.
Turk, Wedel lead the way
The Drake women have made 102 3-point baskets this season. Their 31 percent shooting percentage from behind the arc has generated $2,040 in 3-Point Play donations. Kristin Turk leads the team with 48 treys (and $960 in donations), and a 3-point shooting percentage of 34 percent.
The men’s squad had made 188 3-point baskets in 512 attempts, for a shooting percentage of 36.7 percent, and $3,760 in donations. Ryan Wedel leads the Bulldogs with 64 3-point baskets ($1.280 in donations), and a shooting percentage of 41.6 percent.
In football, Billy Janssen three field goals in 2010 led to $900 in donations through Wellmark’s 3-Point Play.
3-Point Play promotes community wellness
The purpose of Wellmark’s 3-Point Play is to support active and vibrant communities by funding projects that might not otherwise be completed. A running scoreboard of the totals raised by all six Division I universities, as well as information on the community wellness projects they support, can be viewed at www.wellmark3pointplay.com.
Wellmark will be presenting a check to the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department during the Drake men’s basketball game Wednesday, February 23.