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Spot Shot Contest This Sunday

By Staff | Feb 25, 2010

The Emmetsburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Iowa Parks and Recreation Association will once again sponsor the annual Youth Basketball Spot Shot competition for area youth. The event is set for this Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center, on the campus of Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

Competition will be offered for both boys and girls between the ages of eight and 13. Registration will begin Sunday afternoon at the Wellness Center gym at 1:15 with the competition starting at 1:30 p.m. 

Age for competitors is determined as the age of the participant on the date of the local competition. Boys and girls will have 60 seconds to dribble from half court and shot from seven different locations on the floor. Separate distances will be used for each age group. Bonus points are awarded for shooting once or twice at all of the spots. Two rounds are shot, and the points from both rounds are totaled together to determing placings.

The top two participants in each age category will advance to the state competition, which will be held Saturday, March 27,  at the Grinnell Recreation Center in Grinnell.

A small entry fee is required for participation in the event.

For more information, contact Emmetsburg Recreation Director Mike Dunlap at (712)852-3383, or Emmetsburg City Hall at (712)852-4030.