Carson City Elks hosts Hoop Shoot on Jan. 29 |

Carson City Elks hosts Hoop Shoot on Jan. 29

Staff report

Northern Nevada district competition for the 28th annual Elks Hoop Shoot will be held in Carson City on Saturday, Jan. 29.

The Hoop Shoot, a nationwide free throw shooting contest for girls and boys ages 8 through 13, will be held at Carson High School. Registration will be taken at 9 a.m. that morning, with competition scheduled to begin at 10.

Contestants in three age categories (8-9, 10-11 and 12-13) are given 25 free throw attempts and the top scores in each division qualify for advancement to compete at the next level in a series that leads up to the Elks national finals.

The program originated in 1946 as a local Elks activity in Corvallis, Ore.

For more information about the Carson City event, call Fred Uptergrove at 882-0749.