NORWICH – With over 3 million participants annually, the Elks National Free Throw “Hoop Shoot” contest will begin with a local contest on Saturday.
The contest, sponsored by the Norwich chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, is open to children ages 8 to 13. The contest is free to participants.
Children competing in the contest are split into age groups, depending on their age as of April 1, 2008. Each participant is given the chance to shoot 25 free throws. First, second and third place winners are determined in each category and the winner will have the chance to advance to the district competition for the chance to go to the state, regional and national competitions.