Chil­dren’s free-throw con­test set for Dec. 15

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

A free throw con­test for chil­dren ages 8 to 13 is sched­uled for 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the South­west Cen­ter in Texarkana, Texas.

The event is part of the Elks Na­tional Hoop Shoot, a na­tion­wide con­test spon­sored by Elks Na­tional Foun­da­tion to pro­mote per­se­ver­ance, fo­cus, self-control, en­thu­si­asm and hard work among young peo­ple.

All win­ners will re­ceive prizes. One boy and one girl in each age divi­sion will ad­vance to the state con­test. The 2019 Hoop Shoot Na­tional Fi­nals will take place on April 27, 2019, in Chicago.

To reg­is­ter for the com­pe­ti­tion, visit the South­west Cen­ter at 3222 W. Sev­enth St. and com­plete the nec­es­sary form. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the cen­ter at 903-798-3978.

The Elks are an or­ga­ni­za­tion that in­vests in their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties through pro­grams that as­sist in child de­vel­op­ment in a healthy and drug-free com­mu­nity, meets the needs of vet­er­ans and im­proves the qual­ity of life for those in­volved.

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