The Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 is excited to announce the winners of the annual Hoop Shoot Contest, which was held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center. The free throw contest was open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 13 years old and was free to all contestants.
In the Boys 8-9 Division, Tanner Chaney finished in first place, Nickolas Acosta in second place and Preston Sorenson in third place. In the Girls 8-9 Division, Samantha Wortman finished in first place and Summer Weiskotten in second place.
In the Boys 10-11 Division, Andre’ Chandler finished in first place, Tucker Barks in second place and Benjamin Cardenas in third place. In the Girls 10-11 Division, Brooklyn Parks finished in first place, Azalea Penate in second place and Kaylee Kidde in third place.
In the Boys 12-13 Division, Carson Griffin finished in first place, Karin Ramriez in second place and Jackson Hendrie in third place. In the Girls 12-13 Division, Alexis Alsenay finished in first place, Skylar Brindle in second place and Allie Pride in third place.
Over 150 kids competed in preliminary competitions, with twenty-seven advancing and competing in the local competition.
Apache Junction winners will advance to the District Contest on January 12, 2019, in Chandler, Arizona, competing for the opportunity to advance through State, Regional and National competitions.
The preliminary contests were coordinated by the physical education teachers at schools in the Apache Junction Unified School District. The Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 would like to thank Ms. Rumple and Mr. Schroeder at Desert Vista Elementary School, Ms. Parker at Four Peaks Elementary School, Mr. Day at Peralta Trail Elementary School, and Ms. Grant and Mr. Rumple at Cactus Canyon Junior High School for all their support of the Elks Hoop Shoot program.
The Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 would also like to thank the city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department for their support and hosting the competition at the Multi-Generational Center.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot program is fully funded by the Elks National Foundation, Inc.