Free-throw contest to be held Saturday

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw competition will be held Saturday at Mike Miley Playground, 6716 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13.

There is no entry fee and food and refreshments will be provided.

Children ages 8 and 9 will compete at 9 a.m. followed by 10- and 11-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. And those 12 and 13 will compete at 11:30 a.m.

All winners will advance to the state competition.

The event is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge No. 30, 2215 Cleary Ave., Metairie.

For more information, call John LaCombe at (504) 468-2299 or the Lodge at (504) 888-8152.