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posted Dec 10, 2012, 4:12 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 11:11 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Misc Games iconThe Department of Athletics & Leisure Services and the Local Elks Lodge 2811 announce its 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, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 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.  Contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate. 

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: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.