Thirty-Two Teams to Hoop it Up in the Braidwood Shootout
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.
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.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 490,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.