The San Mateo Elks Lodge is sponsoring a "National Hoop Shoot Free Throw" contest for boys and girls aged 8 through 13, in three separate age groups.
All children are encouraged to participate in the contest, which will be held Saturday at the Serra High gymnasium. Serra is located at 451 West 20th Ave. in San Mateo.
Registration can be completed by calling the San Mateo Elks Lodge at 650-345-4886, extension 11 or visiting online at www.sanmateoelks.org. A birth certificate is required to participate and must be brought to the hoop contest.
The age groups are 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13, and are also divided by gender. Three boys and three girls from each age category will be selected to advance to the Bay District Finals.
For age group 8-9, which will shoot from a line four feet in front of the regulation free throw line, kids cannot turn 10 on or before April 1, 2013.
For age group 10-11, kids cannot turn 12 on or before April 1, 2013.
For age group 12-13, kids cannot turn 14 on or before April 1, 2013.
All children should compete in the age group that they would be on April 1, 2013.
For more information, contact the Elks Lodge at 650-345-4886.