BRACEVILLE, Ill. (June 25, 2009) - Thirty-two high school basketball teams will tip off this weekend for the 15th annual Braidwood Shootout, which features Braidwood Generating Station as a title sponsor for the seventh 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 field house director Scott Thorson. "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 Bryan Hanson. "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 26 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. For more information, contact the field house at (815) 458-4130.
Braidwood Generating Station is approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago. With both units running at full power, Braidwood generates enough electricity to power more than 2 million average American homes.