Filling the hoop


The Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 held its Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Reeves Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 10. The Hoop Shoot is a contest sponsored by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where kids ages 8-13 from all across the country shoot 25 free throws. Winners advance to higher levels of competition, culminating with the national finals in Chicago on April 16. The national winners’ names will be inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More than 1,800 local kids took part. Winners in the local competition were Cassie Hiatt and Jordan Davis in the ages 8-9 division, Brooklyn Gammons and Jordan Davis in the 10-11 division, and Megan Atkins and Lee Bunker in 12-13. Runners-up were Sadie Badgett and Lucas Johnson (8-9), Calissa Watson and Kolby Watson (10-11), and Elle Sutphin and Jaedon Hill (12-13). The winners will compete at the District Shoot in Winston-Salem on Jan. 30. Pictured with the winners are Tommy Marion, Exalted Ruler of the Mount Airy Elks Lodge; Mark Alderman, North Carolina Elks Hoop Shoot State Director; and Kevin Connor, co-chairman of the Mount Airy Elks Hoop Shoot.


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The Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 held its Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Reeves Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 10. The Hoop Shoot is a contest sponsored by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where kids ages 8-13 from all across the country shoot 25 free throws. Winners advance to higher levels of competition, culminating with the national finals in Chicago on April 16. The national winners’ names will be inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More than 1,800 local kids took part. Winners in the local competition were Cassie Hiatt and Jordan Davis in the ages 8-9 division, Brooklyn Gammons and Jordan Davis in the 10-11 division, and Megan Atkins and Lee Bunker in 12-13. Runners-up were Sadie Badgett and Lucas Johnson (8-9), Calissa Watson and Kolby Watson (10-11), and Elle Sutphin and Jaedon Hill (12-13). The winners will compete at the District Shoot in Winston-Salem on Jan. 30. Pictured with the winners are Tommy Marion, Exalted Ruler of the Mount Airy Elks Lodge; Mark Alderman, North Carolina Elks Hoop Shoot State Director; and Kevin Connor, co-chairman of the Mount Airy Elks Hoop Shoot.

The Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 held its Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Reeves Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 10. The Hoop Shoot is a contest sponsored by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where kids ages 8-13 from all across the country shoot 25 free throws. Winners advance to higher levels of competition, culminating with the national finals in Chicago on April 16. The national winners’ names will be inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More than 1,800 local kids took part. Winners in the local competition were Cassie Hiatt and Jordan Davis in the ages 8-9 division, Brooklyn Gammons and Jordan Davis in the 10-11 division, and Megan Atkins and Lee Bunker in 12-13. Runners-up were Sadie Badgett and Lucas Johnson (8-9), Calissa Watson and Kolby Watson (10-11), and Elle Sutphin and Jaedon Hill (12-13). The winners will compete at the District Shoot in Winston-Salem on Jan. 30. Pictured with the winners are Tommy Marion, Exalted Ruler of the Mount Airy Elks Lodge; Mark Alderman, North Carolina Elks Hoop Shoot State Director; and Kevin Connor, co-chairman of the Mount Airy Elks Hoop Shoot.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_ElksWinners.jpgThe Mount Airy Elks Lodge #2061 held its Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest at the Reeves Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 10. The Hoop Shoot is a contest sponsored by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, where kids ages 8-13 from all across the country shoot 25 free throws. Winners advance to higher levels of competition, culminating with the national finals in Chicago on April 16. The national winners’ names will be inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More than 1,800 local kids took part. Winners in the local competition were Cassie Hiatt and Jordan Davis in the ages 8-9 division, Brooklyn Gammons and Jordan Davis in the 10-11 division, and Megan Atkins and Lee Bunker in 12-13. Runners-up were Sadie Badgett and Lucas Johnson (8-9), Calissa Watson and Kolby Watson (10-11), and Elle Sutphin and Jaedon Hill (12-13). The winners will compete at the District Shoot in Winston-Salem on Jan. 30. Pictured with the winners are Tommy Marion, Exalted Ruler of the Mount Airy Elks Lodge; Mark Alderman, North Carolina Elks Hoop Shoot State Director; and Kevin Connor, co-chairman of the Mount Airy Elks Hoop Shoot. Contributed photo
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