2018-12-06 / Community News

Elks to hold hoop shoot

The Elks National hoop Shot is a free throw contest for youth ages 8 to 13 and will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Harold Alfond Forum on the University of New England campus in Biddeford. Registration is 8 to 8:45 a.m. and the competition begins at 9 a.m.

Winning contestants advance through state, regional and national competitions. The program is free to all contestants and sponsored by the Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge 1597.

Age groups include 8- and 9-year-old boys and girls; 10- and 11-year-old boys and girls; and 12- and 13-year-old boys and girls. One boy and one girl from each age group will advance to the state level competition to be held Jan. 27 in Bangor.

Contestants must be at least 8 and no older than 13 as of April 1, 2019 to participate. All contestants and family are invited to stay for the women’s basketball game vs. Tufts University beginning at 1 p.m.

To see a list of past hoop shoot winners, visit elkshoopshoot.org.

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