Boys and girls participate in separate contest/divisions and three age categories in each division: ages 8-9; ages 10-11, and ages 12-13. Contestants must be 8 years old and no more than 13 years old as of April 1, 2013, to participate.
Local winners of each division and age category can advance through district, state, regional, and national competitions. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National Hoop Shoot plaque, on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
All contestants must wear gym shoes and gym clothes (t-shirt with pants or gym shorts) to compete. Parent must accompany the child.
A copy of the child’s birth certificate will be required at registration. Registration forms can be obtained in advance at the Mesquite Recreation Center, you can also register the day of the event. The event is free.
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732.