The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will have its annual free throw Hoop Shoot contest this Saturday, Jan. 7. This year’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-ticipant’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 .