On Friday, Townsend Nissan offered car buyers a chance to check their basketball shooting skills, get discounts on vehicles and help local charities at the same time.

Their Midnight Madness Hoop-A-Thon ran 9 a.m. to midnight March 31. Car buyers had three chances to make a basket, and each basket netted the buyer $500 off the price for any new Nissan purchased that day.

“Nissan was wanting us to do something special,” said Townsend Nissan General Manager B.J. Perkins.

The event also offered visitors a chance to buy shots for charity. For $5, anyone could buy a shot at the basket, and for every shot made, Nissan matched their donation.

In addition, Townsend Nissan owner Tommy Townsend pledged a donation of $100 for every vehicle sold during the event. That money went to Tuscaloosa’s Community Soup Bowl and Tuscaloosa Temporary Emergency Services, among other charities.

The hoops and basketballs used during the Hoop-A-Thon went to Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama.

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