First Round of Free Throw Hoop Shoot Takes Place Jan. 6

Haverhill Elks Hoop Shoot, designed for children ages 8 to 13, takes place in early January.

The first round of five in the annual free throw contest aims to bring a finalist to the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals next April 22, in Chicago. The local competition takes place Friday, Jan. 6, at Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St.

Age eligibility based on the age children will be April 1. There is no cost to the participants and their families throughout the competition.

For more information contact Tim Cleary at 603-512-9020 or Ernie Bostwick at 508-783-5500.