Sodek third in Southwest Regional Elks Free Throw Contest

DALLAS — Local student and state champion Summer Sodek, who attends Flatonia Elementary School, placed third at the 2019 Southwest Regional Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest held March 16 in Dallas.

Sodek, sponsored by the Gonzales Elks Lodge placed in the 10-11 year old girls division by sinking 17 free throws out of 25 attempts.

To earn a spot in the regional competition, she won her local lodge contest (Gonzales lodge) and then the Southwest District shoot-off. She earned the Texas title of the Texas Elks State Association championship.

This year over 340,000 kids in the Southwest Region (Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) are expected to have competed in the contest, according to Gregg Eleeson, Southwest Regional Director of the Elks Hoop Shoot program. Nationwide 1.5 million boys and girls will compete in three different age groups.


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