RACINE – The Home National Bank is continuing what has become a tradition of great family fun during high school basketball games.

For the 22 years, Home National Bank has hosted the Annual Family Night at each of the county’s high schools during basketball season. Admissions to the game that night is free courtesy of the bank.

Along with the opportunity to catch area high school basketball action for free, there will be the opportunity to “Dash for Cash” during halftime of both the junior varsity and varsity games. Through the years fans have picked up handfuls of cash along with the occasional bruised knees as they crawl, dashing across the basketball court for some dough. During halftime of the varsity game eight contestants are drawn to dash for the cash on their hands and knees to pick up as much as they can of the $300 scattered across the entire gym floor.

Additionally, several years ago a new event, the “Skill Shot” was added where contestants have a chance to win $100 with a half-court shot. During halftime of the junior varsity game, four participants are drawn to attempt a half-court shot for $100. If no one wins the $100, they progress to the three point line for $75, then foul line for $50 until someone wins.

student makes a “Skill SHot” attempt

“The Family Night’s are one of the most fun ways we give back to the community and support our local youth,” said Home National Bank EVP, John Hoback.

Participants counting their winnings.


The first event kicks off on Tuesday, January 10, at Southern when the Tornadoes will be taking on Meigs. On January 20, the event will be at Meigs High School when the Marauders take on Wellston. It wraps up with Eastern on January 24 when the Eagles face Federal Hocking. Games start at 5 p.m. with gates opening between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., depending on location.

“We want everyone to come out and bring the family to support your home team and have a chance to win some cash, on us,” Hoback said.