Elks Hoop Shoot
by Staff ◊ Dec 17, 2010
The Hamden - North Haven area 2010 National Elks Hoop Shoot, the “national free throw shooting contest” for boys and girls residing in Hamden and North Haven, will be held on Saturday, December 18, at the Saint Stephen’s School Gymnasium, 418 Ridge Road, Hamden. Youth ages 8 through 13 as of April 1, 2011, are eligible. Registration begins at 8:30am and ends when competition starts at 9:00am. There is no charge for entering and no pre-registration.
Both the boys’ and the girls’ competitions are in three age categories 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Each contestant has 25 foul shots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores then compete through multiple levels of competition to qualify as one of the 72 national finalists in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Local winners will receive trophies at the complimentary Hamden Elks Youth Awards held in May. For more information, contact Bob Murphy at 203.641.9174 or 203. 239.7432.