A Newton Elementary School student will be representing the Effingham Elks Lodge in the regional contest after winning the Illinois Elks Association State Hoop Shoot in Decatur last month. Brady Clark, son of Douglas and Jamie Clark, will advance to the Regional Hoop Shoot in Iowa City on March 18th.
In the Decatur shoot, Brady sunk 24 of 25 shots to win the boys 8-9 year old Division. The Hoop Shoot National Finals will take place in next month in Chicago.
The annual Hoop Shoot Competition encourages kids to learn the value of hard work, practice, and grit.