Elks Lodge plans annual hoop shoot

The Sweetwater Elks Lodge will be having their annual Free Throw "Hoop Shoot" contest on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. start. The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. Contestant age groups will be determined by their age as of April 1, 2012.For instance, if a contestant will be 7 years old on April 1, 2012, he is too young to participate; if a contestant will be 14 years old on April 1, 2012, he is too old.If the contestant will be 8 or 9 years old on April 1, 2012, she will shoot in the 8-9 age group. The same ruling applies for 10-11 year olds and 12-13 year olds, in which they will be placed in their respective category.Participants who shoot in the wrong age category will be disqualified.For more information, contact the local Elks "Hoop Shoot" director, Joseph Cardillo at 214-334-2912, or visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot.cfm.