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Local Competition for 51st Annual Elks Hoop Shoot is December 2

Elks Hoop Shoot
Elks Hoop Shoot

Local competition for the 51st Annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw contest for youngsters ages 8 through 13, will be held at Russell High School's Amos Morris Gym on Saturday, December 2 at 1 PM.

Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year's competition for boys and girls in age categories of eight and nine, 10 and 11, and 12 and 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 21 at 1 PM.

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.)