It’s Time for the Elks Hoop Shoot
Tomorrow Saturday, Jan. 11 the Leadville Elks Lodge #236 will hold its annual Elks Hoop Shoot at the Lake County High School. Gym will open at 8 a.m. and the contest will start at 9 a.m. It’s for boys and girls who will be 8-13 yrs old as of April 1, 2014.
In addition to the local challenge, this year Leadville will also host the District Elks Hoops Shoot on the following Saturday, Jan. 18. This event will also be held in the high school gym at 8 a.m.
The “Hoop Shoot” program provides a constructive, character-building experience for young people who participate. The program allows competition with peers, free from outside influence of parents, coaches, or teammates. It teaches young people the importance of developing individual skills.
Here’s a video from the 2012 Elks Hoop Shoot