San Manuel Elks to host annual Hoop Shoot Saturday

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San Manuel – Local boys and girls, ages 8 – 13 years of age, can join in the Elks National Hoops Contest on Dec. 14, at 8 am, at the San Manuel High School. Children must be ages 8-14 on April 1, 2014. The Elks National Hoop Shoot is a free throw program, which provides youths, age 8 – 14, an opportunity to compete while connecting with other youths. Locally, this program is sponsored by Elks Lodge #2007.

Winners of a local Lodge Hoop Shoot contest move on to compete on a district level. From there, they go on to compete to become the number one free-throw-shooter for their entire State. Then, on to Regional Semi-Finals, when 288 State Champions compete in 12 different cities to win a trip to the Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass.

The culmination of the Hoop Shoot contest, is one boy and one girl from each age group winning a national title and getting their names permanently inscribed at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

In the end, one boy and one girl from each age-group will win a national title and will have their names permanently inscribed at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2014 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals will take place April 10-13, 2014.

Participation in the Elks Hoop Shoot Contest is free to all participants. For more information, call Andy at 520-904-0790.

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