Sunday, December 8, 2013

Elks Host Annual Hoop Shoot

This Saturday, the Elks hosted their annual Hoop Shoot.  The Hoop Shoot, a free throw competition for children from ages 8-13, is one of the Elks' many programs designed for youth.  Students compete by age group and gender in a 25 basket free throw contest.  The boy and girl winners of each age group go on to district, state and national competition.

The Hoop Shoot National Finals are held annually in Springfield, Massachusetts, home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Finalists compete on the campus of Western New England University.  In the end, one boy and one girl from each age group will win a national title and have their names permanently inscribed at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Elks is a national service organization with a 140+ year history and nearly one million members in 2,000 lodges around the country. Local lodges invests in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet needs, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The Order of Elks spends more than $80,000,000 per year in charitable programs. If you are interested in becoming an Elk you can contact the Hackensack Lodge at 201-487-0658.

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