The Mesquite Elks Lodge #2811 announces its annual Hoop Shoot in conjunction with the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services.  Area youth ages 8-13 can demonstrate their free-throw skills at the Mesquite Recreation Center gym on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Boys and girls participate in separate contest/divisions with three age categories:  ages 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13.  To participate, contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2014.

Local winners of each division and age category can advance through district, state regional and national competitions.  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.

All contestants must wear gym shoes and gym clothes (t-shirt with pants or gym shorts) to compete.  Parent must accompany the child.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate will be required at registration.  Registration forms can be obtained in advance at the Mesquite Recreation Center.  You can also register the day of the event.  The event is free.

For more information on this and other programs, please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732.  Register for youth and adult programs online at:  For more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

Additional information can also be obtained by calling the Mesquite Elks Lodge at (702) 345-2811.