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Clifton Park Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest

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The Clifton Park Elks will hold their Annual “Hoop Shoot” on Saturday, November 17, from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park. The Hoop Shoot is the Elks national free throw shooting contest.

The program builds character while promoting integrity, hard work, quality family time and good sportsmanship. All boys and girls in age categories 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13 (as of April 1, 2019) may compete. There is no charge to participate. The best scores in each age group will receive an award.

Winners advance through local, district, state, regional and national levels.  The national finals will be held in Chicago, IL National winners will have their name inscribed on the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” plaque at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Last year, Aidan Karo from Clifton Park won the NYS Championship in the Boys 8-9 division and went on to finish 3rd in the national competition in Chicago.

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