Press release from Red Bank Elks

Elks believe that sporting activities for youngsters provide spirited competition, develop character, and help make new friendships.

So the Red Bank Elks Lodge is inviting the local area youth to our free basketball HoopShoot® contest, a free-throw competition, on Sunday December 22nd at 1:30pm at the Salvation Army gym on 180 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank.

The competition is open to boys and girls in three age categories: 8 to 9, 10 to 11, and 12 to 13 (ages as of April 1, 2014). Scoring is based on each contestant shooting 25 free throws.

The top-scoring boy and girl will each win a trophy and the opportunity to represent the lodge at the district level competition in Old Bridge on Saturday January 11th.

Those top scorers then go onto the state and regional competitions, with a chance to make it all the way to the National HoopShoot® contest in April at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, as guests of the Elks organization. National champions will have their names permanently inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The HoopShoot® competition is in it’s 42nd year, and over 2 million boys and girls will compete nationally.

More details can be found at our website, along with a link to the event registration page. Pre-registration is not required, but is suggested.