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Pastor Sunk Stunning Half-Court Basketball Shot. But It's What He's Doing With His Prize That's Capturing the Most Attention.


"God's the one who delivered it through the hoop."

One week after a Christian pastor made headlines for sinking a 47-foot half-court shot during an NBA game, the preacher has announced that he will raffle off the car that he won in an effort to raise money for several charitable organizations.

Pastor Joseph Sissac of Center of Praise Ministries in Sacramento, California, won a Ford Focus during a Kings game on April 5, becoming the first person over the past 41 home games to make the difficult shot, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Here's Sissac's winning shot below:

"We are donating the car. We want to raffle the car off to raise funds," Sissac said during a press conference on Tuesday. "We want to take another shot and use this vehicle to help change lives of people in our community."

Surrounded by his family as well as a group of pastors supporting the aforementioned causes, Sissac added, "As far as I'm concerned, we all took that shot together and God's the one who delivered it through the hoop."

The pastor said that he and his wife made the decision to donate the car to the raffle rather than keep it "through prayer and just seeking God's will," adding that he believes that the Lord guided the entire process with a purpose in mind.

Watch his comments below:

The plan is to sell 3,000 $10 raffle tickets in an effort to raise $30,000 that can be split between the church's math and literacy camp and the Hoops for Hope program, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Sissac is calling the effort the "One Hoop for Hope Fundraiser," and is advertising it on the church's website, where tickets can be purchased.


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