The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will have its annual free throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 7. This yearâ€™s event will be held at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and shooting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Contestant age groups will be determined by a par-ticipantâ€™s age as of April 1, 2012. For instance, if a contestant is 7 years old on April 1 they are too young to participate, while if the contestant is 14 years old on April 1 they are too old.
Contestants who will be 8 or 9 years old on April 1 will shoot in the 8-9 age group. The same ruling applies for all of the 10-11 year-olds as well as 12-13 year-olds.
Participants who shoot in the wrong age category will be disqualified. For more information, contact local Elks Hoop Shoot director Joseph Cardillo at (214) 334-2912, or visit the web site at www.elks.org/hoop-shoot.cfm.