Family Basketball Ham Toss

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Ham Toss will look a little bit different this year, but the tradition continues!  The rules are the same (see below), but the event will be spaced out over several hours to allow for social distancing.  Teams will sign up for a time slot, with a maximum of four families in the gym at a time.  Participants are asked to bring their own basketballs.  Multiple teams from the same family/household can participate at the same time and only need to sign up for one time slot.

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Lowes Foods of Apex presents the Family Basketball Ham Toss. Family members join teams to shoot foul shots with a chance to win a holiday ham!

Teams consist of 2 members of the same family, 1 adult (age 18 or older) and 1 child (17 and under). The winning team from each age division is that which holds the highest number of points when the scores of both participants from all 3 rounds are totaled. Handicaps will be given to the youngest age divisions. Maximum of 1 prize ham per family. This event is FREE but preregistration is required.


  • 3 rounds, with 3 shots in each round
  • 1 point if the ball does not hit anything
  • 2 points for each ball hitting the rim, backboard or net
  • 3 points for each basket made


The winning team will be the team with the highest number of points after the scores of both team members from all 3 rounds have been recorded. The winning team in each age division will receive a holiday ham (1 ham per family).  Age divisions are based on the youngest member of the team.

Age Divisions

  • 6 and under
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-17