SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Elks Lodge #1880 is hosting a Hoop Shoot contest Dec. 14 the YMCA San Angelo, 353 S. Randolph St. Boys and girls ages 8-13 are eligible to participate.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14, with the contest beginning at 10 a.m. Boys and girls will compete separately in three age groups: 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Children who are 8 prior to March 31, 2020, and have not had a 14th birthday prior to March 31, 2020, are eligible to participate.

One boy and one girl from each age group will advance to the district tournament in San Antonio Jan. 25, 2020. The local Elks will help with travel expenses for winners at each level.

Winners from the district contest will advance to the state contest in Dallas Feb. 15, 2020. State winners will advance to the regional contest, and those winners will advance to the national contest in Chicago in late April.

Winners of the national contest will have their names inscribed at the National Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2018, there were two winners from Texas, one from San Antonio.

Parents or guardians must bring a copy of each participant's birth certificate for registration. For more information, call 325-227-6920