Temecula Valley Elks #2801 recently held its annual Hoop Shoot Competition at the Temecula Recreation Center in Temecula.
Spike Lunn, Temecula Valley Elks Hoop Shoot chairman, reported that 46 local schools were invited to participate in the annual Hoop-Shoot contest.
All participants shot 25 free throws from the free-throw line on the basketball court. More than 100 students participated in the contest. The six first-place winners will advance to the Elks District competition on Jan. 26 in Corona.
This Hoop-Shoot contest is a National Elks contest with thousands of participants from across the nation trying to reach the finals, to be held later this year.
The six winners, from Temecula Valley Elks local contest, who are ready to compete in the next level of competition are:
Girls Division -
8-9 Year Old Division: Grayse Fa' asua from Nicolas Valley Elementary
10-11 Year Old Division: Amy Wellman from Temecula Middle School
12-13 Year Old Division: Ashley Fisher from Van Avery Prep
Boys Division -
8-9 Year Old Division: Garrett Yoe from Van Avery Prep
10-11 Year Old Division: Anthony Tulimero from Temecula Middle School
12-13 Year Old Division: Caleb Eastwood from Day Middle School
—News release submitted by Bob and Diane Farrens for Temecula Valley Elks #2801