Do you get the photo? Five. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.
We were at about the midway point of this project — you know, 500,000 down, 500,000 to go — when Mr. James Bean said he planned to assist on 50,000 of these things. Seemed earnest enough, but truly I can’t say that I believed him. That’s, like, a full 10 percent of what we had left.
I’ll be damned. On October 29, with Bailey Ellsworth, Seth and Jim Bean doing the legwork, we put 2,000 more in the books to reach 988,007 altogether … and a total of five-oh-oh-oh-oh for Big James.
While we’re talking about it, I suppose it’s no small feat that Seth Bean (who’ll drop a 3-pointer or two on you, by the way) has assisted on about 40,000 of his own. Quite a father-son tandem we’ve got here, and they’ll be collecting a few more in Springfield a few days from now, too.
Huge thanks, Bean boys.
For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit www.hoopsforheroes.com or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.