2014 Hot Shot Basketball Contest on Dec. 7 in Cape Girardeau

Children, ages seven through 16, are invited to show of their shooting skills during the 26th Annual Hot Shot Basketball Contest at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Shawnee Park Center in Cape Girardeau. The event is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and is free.

First through third place trophies will be awarded in each of the following age groups: 7-9, 10-12, and 13-16. The overall champion will also be awarded. The 7-9 age group will shoot on a 9-foot goal. Shooting distances will vary according to the age group.

Pre-registration is preferred, and day-of registration begins at noon. Fliers and registration forms are available at local schools, the A.C. Brase Arena, Osage Centre, and Shawnee Park Center.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 573-339-6340.