November 22

9:00 am Weston School, Manville

Competition for the annual Elks “Hoop Shoot”, the national free throw shooting contest for children ages 8 through 13 will be held at The Manville-Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2119 on Saturday, November 22 at 9:00 am. The event will take place at the Weston School in Manville and there is no charge to participate. The Hoop Shoot provides a character building, competitive experience for all contestants who learn about the importance of respect and good sportsmanship.

Nearly 3 million students from across the country entered last year’s competition for boys and girls in the age categories 8 to 9; 10 to 11; and 12 to 13. Each contestant has 25 shots 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 in Springfield, MA, which will be held April 16-19, 2015.

Winners from Manville/Hillsborough will compete against other contestants regionally from Elks lodges in the West Central District (Somerville, Bound Book, Middlesex, Princeton, Clinton, Flemington and Lambertville). The regional competition takes place on Sunday, January 4 in Bound Brook. District winners will then compete at the State Competition on Sunday, February 8 in South Plainfield.