Due to weather, we have decided to postpone Slam Dunk the Junk. We hope you can still join us for this community cleanup and fun day on May 8, 2021.
The City of Opelika is excited to announce “Slam Dunk the Junk” ; a new Spring community cleaning event followed by a Free Throw Competition and Slam Dunk Competitions with fun prizes.
This event will be May 8, 2021 and will begin at Covington Recreation Center at 9 a.m. Participants will pick up their supplies provided by Keep Opelika Beautiful at the recreation center and will be given a list of locations to pick up litter until 11 a.m. around the city.
After the cleanup participants are encouraged to come back to Covington by 11:30 a.m. for some friendly competition, food and fun! Register on the city website to secure your spot in the competition and see the rules. Below are the details:
- Free Throw Competition Signup: This event will take place on the basketball courts outside at Covington Center. There will be a free throw competition for 5 age groups. Winner is best of 10. If a tiebreaker is needed, it will be best of 5. Prizes are as follows: Adult (age 19+ - $25 gift card); Youth (age 5-7 - $10 gift card); Youth (age 8-11 - $10 gift card); Youth (age 12-15 - $10 gift card); Teen (age 16-18 - $10 gift card)
- Slam Dunk Competition: This event will take place on the indoor basketball court at Covington Center. There will be one slam dunk competition winner. Open to adults age 19+ only. Winner will receive an autographed AU basketball from Coach Bruce Pearl, as well as a $25 gift card. There will be two rounds. Rounds will be judged by OHS Girls Coach Devin Booth and former OHS players Jaylen Snipes and Kenneth Keith.
- Hotdog, Chips & Drink : Available for $5 (Proceeds go to Keep Opelika Beautiful.)