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Jordan Fullmer, middle, poses with State of Arizona Hoop Shoot Chairman Gregg Boyce (Left)and Arizona North District Hoop Shoot Chairman Russel Hall (Right) after winning the 8-9 boys age group of the Elks Hoop Shoot competition held at Camp Verde Middle School this week. Fullmer will compete at the State competition at Apache Junction on February 13. (Photo by Greg Macafee)

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Camp Verde student Jordan Fullmer advances to state competition in Elks Hoop Shoot

he Elks Hoop Shoot Contest originated back in Corvallis, Oregon in 1946 by Frank Hise, a Past Grand Exalted Ruler of the fraternal organization. In 1958, the Elks' Oregon State Association took it to the state level. In 2015 nearly three millions kids ages 8 through 13 competed in the nationwide competition.