7th Grader Who Won $10K with Half-Court Shot Surprised with LEGOLAND Vacation!
Lifestyle March 23, 2023
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JJ Franks is a seventh grader from Minot, North Dakota, who made a layup, free throw, three-pointer, and an impressive half-court shot and won $10,000!
JJ was attending a varsity game at his school when his ticket was drawn to participate in the “Halftime Shootout.” He had 25 seconds to complete the challenge to win $10,000. To the crowd’s amazement — and likely JJ’s amazement, too — he did just that!
JJ stopped by “The Jennifer Hudson Show” to talk about his amazing shot and what he plans to do with the prize money.
“I plan to save it for college,” he told Jennifer Hudson on the March 23 episode. “I want to be a pilot.”
JHud challenged JJ to nail a three-pointer at the “Jennifer Hudson Show” studio — of course, he got it done! Instead of another cash prize, this time JJ was gifted with a three-day, two-night stay, plus four park tickets to LEGOLAND Resorts and Parks!
LEGOLAND® Resorts are unique theme parks and the ultimate vacation destination for families with children between the ages of 2 to 12.
Based on the world’s most popular toy — the LEGO® brick — LEGOLAND offers families the opportunity to play together and to let their imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO® experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters. and shows that pull the audience into the action.
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In January, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort opened Pirate River Quest, a one-of-a-kind boat ride through the natural canals of historic Cypress Gardens. On March 23, LEGOLAND® California Resort is debuting the newest city, San Diego, to be replicated entirely out of LEGO bricks in Miniland, the heart of the park.
The newest LEGOLAND in North America, LEGOLAND New York Resort, reopens for its third season on March 31 with an all-new Water Playground opening this summer. All LEGOLAND Resorts are now Certified Autism Centers and are multi-day destinations with a LEGOLAND Hotel just steps away from the entrance to each park! For more information, visit legoland.com.
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