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Elk’s to sponsor Hoop Shoot this Saturday

Posted: February 4, 2014 2:31 p.m.
Updated: February 5, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Camden-Lugoff Elks #2603 consider the nation’s youth its most treasured resource and seeks to support them however possible.

The Hoop Shoot provides youth an opportunity to grow up healthy and develop into responsible adults. The program teaches self-discipline, respect and dedication. Through the Hoop Shoot, Elks help prepare youth to face the challenges of today and to take on tomorrow’s opportunities.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is a co-educational youth basketball program sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.

Highlighting the Elks commitment to America’s youth, the Hoop Shoot begins at the local level with Elks Lodges. From there, participants advance through district, state, and regional competitions. Of the millions of young people who participate and advance, six national champions are named—one boy and one girl from each of three age groups: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13.

The winners of the national competition each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque housed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parents accompany contestants throughout each level of the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competitions as guests of the Elks.

This year, the Hoop Shoot will be held at the Rhame areana located at 517 Bull Street. The event will take place on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information contact Dean Baindean at bain@aol.com, write P.O. Box 776 Lugoff, South Carolina or call, 803-463-1210.

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