Local boys and girls participated in a recent basketball hoop shoot hosted by the Crescent City Elks Lodge.

The lodge invited youngsters 8-13 to participate in the event. Local entrants can move up to the district, state and national competition levels if their percentage of free throws is high enough to beat the others at a given level, according to a press release.

The first hoop shoot began in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon, and grew to become a national event.