Sanford area children are invited to participate in the Sanford Elks Lodge #1679 Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Grace Christian School. Registration for the Hoop Shoot begins at 9:30 a.m.; the contest begins at 10 a.m.

The event, a competition to see who can make the most of 25 free throw attempts, is free to any child between the ages of 8 and 13. Age is determined as of April 1, 2022. Six winners – one boy and one girl each from three age brackets – will have the opportunity to advance to a district contest, and from there to state, regional and national contests.

Click here for more information on the rules and history of the Elks Hoop Shoot, or contact Addison Johnson at