Local competition for the Annual Elks “Hoop Shoot,” the national free throw shooting contest for youngsters ages eight through 13, will be held at The Lake Region State College Gym on Thursday Dec. 19.
Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the competition will begin at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary.
More than three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year’s competition for boys and girls in age categories 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Each contestant has 25 free-throw shots.
The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition, concluding with the national finals in Springfield, Mass.
For more information, visit the Elks Hoop Shoot webpage at: http://www.elks.org/hoopshoot/