AUBURN, Mass. – One day your kid is shooting hoops at Auburn High School; next thing you know, he or she is on the floor of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.
That can happen if your kid comes out to the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks 41st annual “Hoop Shoot” free throw contest Nov. 17 at the high school.
The Elks' basketball free throw competition is open to all boys and girls, ages 8-13, as of April 1, 2013. There are three age groups – 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. One boy and girl in each age group, with the best score, will advance to the next level of competition in January.
After four tiers of competition, the national finals will be at the Basketball Hall of Fame in April.
The competition is free, and the first 50 participants receive a free T-shirt. Registration is at 8 a.m., followed by the “hoop shoot” at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact David Charbonneau, Lodge “Hoop Shoot” Chairman, at 508-832-3674.
Veterans Day Salute at Elks
The sixth annual William Emmett Memorial Veterans Day Salute is scheduled for Nov. 4, at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks.
This event is open to “anyone wishing to attend and help salute our veterans for their service,” according to Larry Corbin, director of veterans services in Auburn. Tickets cost $10 per person and will include a complete buffet meal and entertainment by Dana Z as Elvis with his band.
This event will begin at noon with the opening ceremony, posting of POW/MIA missing man table and the singing of the national anthem by Doris Mountain, an Elks Lodge vocalist.
The buffet menu will be prepared by Bill Coakley and served at 1 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m.
“This is a wonderful event for all to enjoy and we encourage veterans and their families and friends to attend,” Corbin said. “Bring the family and friends and enjoy a great afternoon of food and entertainment.”
Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks, 754 Southbridge St.