City, Elks host Hoop Shoot finals Friday
The city’s top hoopsters will strut their stuff Friday evening at the Alameda Point Gym, which is set to host the 38th Annual Elks Hoop Shoot City Finals. The annual free-throw contest begins at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
Finalists who participated in free throw contests at 11 local parks, the city’s Teen Center and St. Philip Neri school will each represent their park in Friday’s competition. The winners in each age division will go on to represent the city and Alameda’s Elks at a district shoot-off scheduled for late January.
National winners’ names inscribed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
The contest begins at local parks, where boys and girls ages 8-13 are invited to make 25 free throw shots, participating as many times as they like. The top three shooters in three age groups move on to the city finals.
More than 3 million youths participate annually in the national contest. The local contest is sponsored by Alameda Elks #1015 and conducted by the Alameda Recreation and Park Department.
The Alameda Point Gym is at 1101 West Redline Avenue.