Elks Hoop Shoot set

The local Elks have set a date for their 42nd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest.

The local competition for the 42nd Annual Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest, sponsored by the Elks National Foundation and hosted by the Bremerton Elks, will be Jan. 11 at Ridgetop Junior High School at 10 a.m.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Contest winners will go on to compete in the District competition in Sequim.

An estimated 2.5 million youth from across the country, ages 8 to 13, will compete for a chance to qualify for the National Finals in Springfield, Mass. in April 2014.

National Champions will have their names permanently inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

All contestants will be available following the contest for interviews and photographs.

Photographs may be taken during the contest but do not use flash during the contest so as to not distract the shooters.

For more details on the Hoop Shoot or to learn more about the Elks, visit or email

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