Great Neck/Port Washington's competition for the 30th Annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw shooting contest for youngsters age 8 through 13, will be held at Weber Middle School on Saturday, Jan. 5. Registration is at 10 a.m., followed immediately by the competition.
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.
Great Neck/Port Washington winners will compete against other contestants in the district on Jan 19. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National "Hoop Shoot" plaque on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.