From St. Joseph’s Parish CYO:
The South Orange Elks #1154 will be holding their annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Sunday, Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish CYO gym, located at 240 Franklin St. in Maplewood, N.J. The Elks are partnering with the St. Joseph’s CYO basketball program to host this local competition.
“This competition is a great way to start the local basketball season in Maplewood and South Orange,” said Gerry O’Connor, St. Joseph’s athletic director. In addition to the St. Joseph’s CYO players, every year the competition brings together girls and boys from every school in both towns, both private and public, as well as the Suburban League and the YMCA teams.
“There are so many talented players in town that love basketball and this is a great way to bring them together to have a fun competition with the chance to move on and represent our local Elks Council at the next competition,” O’Connor said.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is a free throw contest for girls and boys ages 8-13. The program is free to all contestants. Beginning at the local level, winning contestants advance through district, state, regional, and national competitions. The national titles winners will have their names inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Registration takes place on the day on the event, on site.