By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Elks Hoop Shoot offers burgers and free basketballs


December 6, 2023

The nationwide Elks Hoop Shoot has been around for more than 50 years, but it’s aimed at a much younger crowd than that. Contestants in the annual free-throw shooting event set for Saturday, Dec. 9, at the community gym can’t be older than 13.

For 8- to 13-year-olds, it’s a chance to take aim and sink as many free throws as they can. There will be medals and, if their scores qualify after they are measured against regional and state competitors, the kids could go to nationals.

Regardless, everyone at the Hoop Shoot will get a hamburger and a free basketball. “You don’t go home emp...

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