BRACEVILLE, Ill. - Thirty-two high school basketball teams will tip off next weekend for the 16th annual Braidwood Shootout, which features Braidwood Generating Station as a title sponsor for the eighth straight year.
The shootout brings schools from all over the state to the Reed Custer Field House for the two-day event. Local teams competing include Coal City, Dwight, Seneca, Wilmington and host Reed Custer.
"We are very excited to have Exelon Nuclear as our title sponsor again for this year's shootout," said Athletic Director Rob Lathrop. "We appreciate the continuing support from Braidwood Generating Station."
"This is a tremendous event for Reed Custer High School that is enjoyed by many of the surrounding communities," said Braidwood Station Site Vice President Dan Enright. "The fans enjoy the experience and the players relish the opportunity to hone their skills for the upcoming basketball season."
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. For more information, contact the field house at (815) 458-4130.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The station's two nuclear energy units can produce a total of more than 2,300 megawatts net at full power - enough electricity to power more than 2 million homes.