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Russell Elks Hoop Shoot is Dec. 9

Elks Hoop ShootLocal competition for the 45th Annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw contest for kids ages eight to 13, will be held Saturday, December 9 at 1 PM at Russell High School.

More than three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year's competition for boys and girls in age categories eight to nine, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13.

Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop.

The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals.

Local winners will compete against other contestants in the district event in Pratt on January 27.

Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

(Information courtesy Russell Elks Lodge.)

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