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Delta Elks Lodge 1235 invites all area boys and girls ages 4-13 to compete in the annual Elks Soccer Shoot Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Delta Middle School.

Soccer is one of the fastest growing youth activities in the country. The Elks Soccer Shoot Program is geared to coincide with this sport phenomenon. From toddlers to teens, in our large urban centers to our small rural settings, soccer is becoming the sport of choice for our youth. This program is the kind of sporting event to help keep our youth focused and away from undesirable activities.

The Elks Soccer Shoot Program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A "five Goal Contest" consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The age groups that use these goals are divided into two categories; U-8 contains all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 groups contain ages eight and nine. The U-8 contestants kick from15 feet from the face of the goal while the U-10 contestants kick from 18 feet from the goal.

The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The aged groups that use this goal are U-12, which contain the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which contain ages twelve and thirteen.

Both contests are open to both boys and girls and will shoot separately. Sign up at the event and be sure to bring a copy of the participants birth certificate. For more information please call Delta Elks at 874-3624. Don't miss the Elks Soccer Shoot - It's a kick!

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