Holli Aggen Crowned 1 of 6 'Champions of Champions' At Elks 'Hoop Shoot' National Free Throw Contest

Holli, age 9, Takes top National Honors in Girls 8-9 Division



Apr 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from Elks

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Today in Springfield, Massachusetts, Worthington, Minnesota, resident
 Holli Aggen stepped up to the free-throw line at Western New England College
 knowing that she had a chance to capture a national title in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest, and after sinking 24 of 25 free
 throws, she did just that.  Facing stiff competition from the 11 other
 finalists in the Girls 8-9 division, Holli, the daughter of Jan and Elwin
 Aggen, demonstrated for all that she had the talent, skills, and determination
 to carve a niche for herself from among the more than 3 million youngsters who
 participated in the competition that began last fall.
     A fourth-grade student at Worthington School, Holli will now have her name
 engraved upon a permanent plaque, sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective
 Order of Elks, at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Holli, who
 represented Worthington Elks Lodge No. 2287, and the other first-, second-,
 and third-place finalists will also receive trophies at tonight's awards
 banquet honoring the 72 participants in the national finals.
     Holli's impressive finish has also earned her a place alongside such past
 national champions as Indiana Pacer and Olympic gold medallist Chris Mullin,
 Chicago White Sox infielder Chris Snopek, and former North Carolina State star
 Jennifer Howard.
     The Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is entirely funded by the Elks,
 and for 29 years, the competition has promoted honesty, fair play, dedication,
 and effort among millions of boys and girls, ages 8 to 13, from across the
 nation.
     The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of
 America is a patriotic and philanthropic fraternal organization with nearly
 1.2 million members in more than 2,000 communities.
 
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    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Today in Springfield, Massachusetts, Worthington, Minnesota, resident
 Holli Aggen stepped up to the free-throw line at Western New England College
 knowing that she had a chance to capture a national title in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest, and after sinking 24 of 25 free
 throws, she did just that.  Facing stiff competition from the 11 other
 finalists in the Girls 8-9 division, Holli, the daughter of Jan and Elwin
 Aggen, demonstrated for all that she had the talent, skills, and determination
 to carve a niche for herself from among the more than 3 million youngsters who
 participated in the competition that began last fall.
     A fourth-grade student at Worthington School, Holli will now have her name
 engraved upon a permanent plaque, sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective
 Order of Elks, at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Holli, who
 represented Worthington Elks Lodge No. 2287, and the other first-, second-,
 and third-place finalists will also receive trophies at tonight's awards
 banquet honoring the 72 participants in the national finals.
     Holli's impressive finish has also earned her a place alongside such past
 national champions as Indiana Pacer and Olympic gold medallist Chris Mullin,
 Chicago White Sox infielder Chris Snopek, and former North Carolina State star
 Jennifer Howard.
     The Elks "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Contest is entirely funded by the Elks,
 and for 29 years, the competition has promoted honesty, fair play, dedication,
 and effort among millions of boys and girls, ages 8 to 13, from across the
 nation.
     The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of
 America is a patriotic and philanthropic fraternal organization with nearly
 1.2 million members in more than 2,000 communities.
 
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