The Elks Soccer Shoot is Saturday, June 8, at the Brainerd High School soccer field at Southdale Field in Baxter.
All youth ages 6 to 13 are invited to participate in the 11th annual event. Everyone is welcome.
Registration is at the soccer field from 9:30 to 10 a.m.; competition begins at 10 a.m. Girls and boys shoot separately in four different age categories.
The competition tests individual skills at the various age levels. Contest skills and age levels are listed at mnelks.org/contest/soccershoot.
Winners of each category advance to district competition July 27 in Hutchinson. District winners advance to the Minnesota Elks Soccer Shoot on Aug. 23-25 at the Elks Youth Camp on Pelican Lake. District winners and their families are invited to spend a free weekend at the camp.
This event is open to all soccer enthusiasts from the Aitkin, Backus, Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosby, Crosslake, Deerwood, Emily, Garrison, Hackensack, Ironton, Isle, Little Falls, Longville, McGregor, Nisswa, Onamia, Pequot Lakes, Pierz, Pillager, Pine River, Randall and Remer areas.
The soccer shoot is co-sponsored by Brainerd Elks Lodge 615, Brainerd Community Education and Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association (LAYSA).