The Elks are pleased to announce the 47th annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest.  One boy and one girl, ages 8-13, won the third round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest in Hawthorne on February 16 and have been named Nevada State champions.

Boys 12-13 champion Mason Johnson of Eureka was awarded first place and 12-13  Girls champion Madison Sorenson of White Pine Middle School was also awarded first place

Johnson and Sorenson will now advance to the Western Regional Hoop Shoot Finals in Las Vegas, NV. on March 9, 2019 where they will compete with other winners from California-Hawaii, Utah and Arizona.

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The Hoop Shoot is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, and to connect.