Elks Hoop Shoot November 4th at the MAC

The Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Contest will be held November 4 at the Maroon Activity Center. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 31. The age groups are 8 and 9 years old, 10 and 11 years old, and 12 and 13 years old. The shooter’s age group is determined by their age on April 1, 2024. There are separate contests for boys and girls.  The girls will shoot at 10am and boys will follow at approximately 11:30am. The boys’ start time estimate will updated after entries are finalized. To enter, call or text Don Foley at 406-490-8668 or email him at dfoley71@yahoo.com. Include the shooter’s name, gender, school, birthday, and parent/guardian contact information when registering. More general information about the Elks Hoop Shoot program is available at https://www.elks.org/hoopshoot/.

Rules Summary

1.      Each shooter gets 25 free throws, split between two rounds. This will be 10 in the first round with up to 5 warmup shots, and 15 in the second round with no warmup shots.

2.      All shooters will use a 28.5-inch ball, except for 12-13 Boys, who will use a 29.5-inch ball.

3.      The 8-9 age group will shoot from a line 4 feet in front of the free throw line.

4.      A shooter has ten seconds to shoot the ball after the line judges give it to them.

5.      Age groups are determined by a players age on April 1, 2024. So, all shooters must be born between April 2, 2010 and April 1, 2016.

6.      Age group winners will advance to the district contest in Dillon on January 13.