Staff Report

A basketball free-throw contest for a chance to win an Apple watch and other prizes will highlight “Shoot for Good Health,” an event to celebrate colon cancer awareness month and the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA’s 30th anniversary and recent renovation.

The event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 is jointly sponsored by the YMCA and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, and it will double as the annual joint mixer for the Buellton, Solvang and Santa Ynez chambers of commerce

The evening will also feature guest speaker Dr. Brent Kovacs from the gastroenterology and digestive health department at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. 

Nutrition and healthy lifestyle tips will be offered, as well as information on genetic counseling.