Department of Athletics & Leisure Services and the Local Elks Lodge 2811 announces their annual hoop shoot. Area youth ages 8-13 can show their free-throw talents at the local Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the Mesquite Recreation Center Gym.

Boys and girls participate in separate contest/divisions and three age categories in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-11, and ages 12-13.

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 or you can also register the day of the event.  The event is free.