The basketball shooting competition is open to children ages 8 through 13, and will be held at Red Mountain Middle School Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9.
Boys and girls compete in separate categories by age. The age divisions are eight to nine, 10 to 11, and 12 to 13. Age is determined as of April 1st, and participants must present a birth certificate.
The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Local winners will compete against other contestants in the Southwest New Mexico district event January 18th in Deming.
For details on the hoop shoot, or to learn about the Elks, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot.