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Brainerd Elks Hoop Shoot Announced

Brainerd Elks Hoop Shoot Announced

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Annual Event is scheduled for Brainerd Area

Brainerd, MN, 10/17/2023 – The Brainerd Elks Hoop Shoot is going to take place Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at Forestview Middle School.  Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. More than three million boys and girls, ages 8-13, will participate this year, nationally. The Elks "Hoop Shoot" highlights the Elks commitment to America's youth. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through local, district, state, and regional competition, six national champions are named - one boy and one girl in each of three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parents accompany contestants throughout the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competitions as guests of the Elks. The Elks desire, through their "Hoop Shoot" program, to provide an interesting, character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys in the contest regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities.
The Elks Hoop Shoot Program is a terrific program for our youth and the future of our country. The Brainerd area contest is hosted and run by Brainerd Elks Lodge #615. Registration begins at 12 noon with the contest beginning at 1pm in the Forestview Middle School Gym. All levels of competition are completely FREE. No charge for the Free Throw Contest. Contestants should reside within 30 miles for Brainerd or not be in an area served by another Elks Lodge. 

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Media Contact : William Satre or Richard Lyscio

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