24 hours Nothing But Net Returns
ESPN and CBS basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli successfully made 2400 free throws for the third year during 24 hours of Nothing But Net, a 24 hour free throw marathon, with an accuracy rate of 94%. Combined with the efforts from Special Olympics Minnesota, Special Olympics Oregon and several independent shooters; Stephanie Coro in Rhode Island and the DePaul University Women’s Basketball team from Chicago, Illinois, total funds raised as of Monday, May 19, is $191,142.
The entire event was streamed live on YouTube, featured Debbie shooting every hour and was co-hosted by Deena Dill, actress and producer and Special Olympics South Carolina Board member.
Quote from Debbie Antonelli: “Once again, I am overwhelmed, blessed and extremely thankful for the support from so many people from around the country who see the importance of Special Olympics and the impact it has on families like mine in their communities.”
Quote from Barry Coats, President/CEO, Special Olympics South Carolina: “WOW is the first word that comes to mind! We are so appreciative of Debbie and her family, “Team Antonelli”, in making this event happen. Last year was certainly a challenge for our country but Debbie, ever the optimist, did not let that stop her from making sure our athletes would have programs to return too. Raising awareness of the many opportunities of Special Olympics South Carolina and the needs of our athletes has always been Debbie’s focus. Big Special Olympics South Carolina thank you to Team Antonelli!”
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In three years “Team Antonelli” has raised more than $389,000 for Special Olympics South Carolina. You can support Debbie and 30,700 Special Olympic South Carolina athletes by donating online: www.24hoursNBN.com.
About Debbie Antonelli
Antonelli is a men’s and women’s college basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS. She and her husband Frank reside in Mount Pleasant and have three sons: Joey, Frankie and Patrick. Frankie is a Special Olympics South Carolina athlete and is a senior at Clemson University in the ClemsonLife program.