The Bates County Elks Annual Hoop Shoot is Saturday, December 21st, 1:30 pm at the Butler Elementary Gym. This is a free throw contest for kids ages 8-13. It is free to all participants and provides an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed thru hard work and healthy competition. Winners advance thru Lodge, District, State and Regional contests to reach the National Finals where champions will have their name inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bates County Elks Hoop Shoot, December 21st, 1:30 pm, Butler Elementary Gym.