Morgan Warburton Crowned 1 of 6 'Champions of Champions' At Elks 'Hoop Shoot' National Free Throw Contest

Morgan, 13, Takes Top National Honors in Girls 12-13 Division



Apr 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Elks

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Today in Springfield, Massachusetts, Helper, Utah, resident Morgan Warburton
 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 23 of 25 free throws, and then 23 out of
 25 in a total of five tie-breaking shoot-offs, she did just that.  Facing
 stiff competition from the 11 other finalists in the Girls 12-13 division,
 Morgan, the daughter of John and Stacy Warburton, 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.
     But doing well at the national level of competition isn't something new to
 Morgan.  In 1998, Morgan was one of the 72 national finalists in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest.
     An eighth-grade student at Helper Junior High School, Morgan 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.
 Morgan, who represented Price Elks Lodge No. 1550, 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.
     Morgan'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, Helper, Utah, resident Morgan Warburton
 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 23 of 25 free throws, and then 23 out of
 25 in a total of five tie-breaking shoot-offs, she did just that.  Facing
 stiff competition from the 11 other finalists in the Girls 12-13 division,
 Morgan, the daughter of John and Stacy Warburton, 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.
     But doing well at the national level of competition isn't something new to
 Morgan.  In 1998, Morgan was one of the 72 national finalists in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest.
     An eighth-grade student at Helper Junior High School, Morgan 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.
 Morgan, who represented Price Elks Lodge No. 1550, 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.
     Morgan'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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