Yankton Elks Lodge #994 would like to announce that it is once again hosting the Elk’s Hoop Shoot this year. Area students wanting to participate in the Hoop Shoot competition should attend the local Lodge competition, which will be held on, Sunday, December 15th at the Yankton Middle School North Gymnasium, 2000 Mulberry Street, Yankton, SD 57078. Doors will open at 2:00 P.M. for registration, and registration will be closed at 2:30P.M. The competition will begin at 3:00 P.M. There will be both Boys and Girls divisions with three age brackets for a total of six divisions.
Eligibility requirements are as follows.
If the contestant will be age 7 on April 1, 2020, they are too young to participate.
If the contestant will be age 8 or 9 on April 1, 2020, s/he shoots in the 8 to 9 age group.
If the contestant will be age 10 or 11 on April 1, 2020, s/he shoots 10 to 11 age group.
If the contestant will be age 12 or 13 on April 1, 2020, s/he shoots in the 12 to 13 age group.
If the contestant will be age 14 on April 1, 2020, s/he is too old to participate.
The 8 & 9 year old age groups will shoot from 4 feet in front of the free throw line. The other age divisions shoot from behind the regular free throw line. The Boys 8-9 division along with all Girls age divisions will use a 28.5” basketball. The Boys 10-11 and 12-13 divisions will use a regulation size men’s basketball.
The contestants that make the most free throws in each group will advance to the next round of competition, which is the State Level, with the opportunity to then advance to the Regional Level, and finally the National Level. The South Dakota Elks will pay for the expenses of the champions to advance to the Regional and National levels of the competition. The levels are scheduled as follows.
LOCAL: 12/15/2019 – Yankton Middle School, 3 P.M. – registration closes at 2:30 P.M.
STATE: 02/01/2020– Pierre SD at 10:30 A.M.
REGION: 03/14/2020 – Rapid City, SD
NATIONAL: 04/18/2020 – Chicago, IL
If you have questions, please contact the local Hoop Shoot director, Steven Pietila, at 605-760-4916.
Visit this website for more information and rules.….http://www.elks.org/hoopshoot