The Lodi Elks Lodge #1900 held their Hoop Shoot on November 10th at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club.
The Elks desire, through their â€œHoop Shootâ€ program, to provide an interesting, character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys in the contest regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities.
Additionally, the Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. The Elks National Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 through 13, regardless of race or creed.
Winners in their age category (7 â€“ 8 years, 9 â€“ 10 years and 11 â€“ 12 years) received an Elks basketball.
Pictured above are (back row L-R) Nuel Henderson, Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Charlene Johnson, Hoop Shoot Chairman, and Mike Dugan, Exalted Ruler. The participants were (front row L â€“ R) Kelvin Aguilar, Rafael Pena, Alexa Geigle, Myah Cotton and Julius Cotton. Julius will be going onto the Elks District Hoop Shoot in Modesto in January with his winning score.