About a dozen kids took their basket making skills to the free throw line in the national Elks Hoop Shoot.

The Auburn Elks Lodge No. 474 held the local round for the hoops shoot at Holy Family Church gymnasium. The contest includes competitions for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Winners at the Auburn event earn medals and advance to the statewide competition. Ultimately, the best foul shooters will travel to Chicago for the final on April 27.