Elks’ annual free-throw contest at JAC
The free-throw shooting contest is open to boys and girls between 8 and 13 years old as of Apr. 1, 2012. Registration is the day of the event and there is no charge.
Competition begins at noon with the 8-9 year-old division. The 10-11 competition is slated for 1 p.m. and the 12-13 division begins at 2 p.m.
Winners advance to the district contest in Beloit on Jan. 15. District winners advance through state, regional and national finals with travel and lodging expenses included.
Local contestants A.J. Gray, Carlos Campos and Amy Groshan advanced to state finals last year. Campos and Groshan earned state championships and regional berths with Groshan advancing to the national finals in Springfield, Mass.