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Elks Hoop Shoot contest Saturday

SYCAMORE – Children ages 8 to 13 are welcome to compete in the Elks Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest on Saturday at Sycamore High School.

The free contest will have separate divisions for boys and girls, and age categories will be 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12 and 13, based on age on April 1, according to a news release from event organizers. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the competition starts at 10 a.m.

First-place winners in each division will advance to district competition in Rock Falls, and winners in each age group will receive a trophy.

Children must wear gym shoes and clothes, such as a T-shirt with pants or gym shorts. A parent must accompany the child, and a copy of the child's birth certificate will be required at registration.

Registration forms are available at the Sycamore Elks Club, 126 Sycamore St., or the Sycamore Park District Community Center, 138 N. Fair St. Children also can register the day of the event.

For more information, call Greg Prater or Lisa Valle at the Sycamore Elks Club at 815-895-4066, or Lisa White at the Sycamore Park District at 815-895-3202.

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