NH man hopes hoops will help heroes

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EPSOM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is raising money for wounded veterans by putting in some long hours at the free-throw line.

David Cummings, of Epsom, plans to sink 1 million free throws and raise $1 million for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. He’s asking for donations in exchange for making the foul shots.

He started on Veterans Day in 2009 and says he can reach his goal by Veterans Day 2011 by sinking 1,370 shots per day. On one day recently he sank 7,000 shots in ten hours.

Cummings says he keeps a pair of empty sneakers near the basket, symbolizing the men and woman who have died in war.