The Great Neck/Port Washington Elks Lodge's competition for the 29th annual "Hoop Shoot," the national free throw shooting contest for youngsters ages 8 through 13, will be held at Weber Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m., lasting to about 1 p.m. Contestants must register at 11 a.m. to qualify for the event.
Over three million youngsters throughout the country entered last year's competition for boys and girls in age categories 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Each contestant has 25 shoots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores, advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals.
Greet Neck/Port Washington Lodge will compete against other contestants in the district event to be held at New Hyde Park High School on Jan 21. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National "Hoop Shoot" Plaque which is on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.