The 42nd annual Elks Hoop Shoot season has arrived.
Youths across the country are practicing free throws, and lining up for the local lodge’s contest to test their skills.
Site of the local event is Dec. 14, with registration at noon, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
Through the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, the Elks National Foundation offers youths ages 8 to 13 an opportunity to engage in healthy competition.
After competing at local lodges, winning contestants advance to district, state and regional competitions. The season will culminate with the Hoop Shoot National Finals at Springfield, Mass., April 12, 2014.
Anyone with questions about the Hoop Shoot, may contact Dick Lyscio at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 218-851-1753.