Taylor Worman Crowned 1 of 6 'Champions of Champions' At Elks 'Hoop Shoot' National Free Throw Contest

Taylor, 9, Takes top National Honors in Boys 8-9 Division



Apr 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from Elks

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Today in Springfield, Massachusetts, Effingham, Illinois, resident
 Taylor Worman stepped up to the free-throw line at Western New England College
 knowing that he had a chance to capture a national title in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest, and after sinking 25 of 25 free
 throws, he did just that.  Facing stiff competition from the 11 other
 finalists in the Boys 8-9 division, Taylor, the son of Dennis and Lori Worman,
 demonstrated for all that he had the talent, skills, and determination to
 carve a niche for himself from among the more than 3 million youngsters who
 participated in the competition that began last fall.
     Taylor will now have his name engraved again upon a permanent plaque,
 sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at the Naismith
 Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Taylor, who represented Effingham Elks
 Lodge No. 1016, 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.
     Taylor's impressive finish has also earned him 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, Effingham, Illinois, resident
 Taylor Worman stepped up to the free-throw line at Western New England College
 knowing that he had a chance to capture a national title in the Elks
 "Hoop Shoot" National Free Throw Contest, and after sinking 25 of 25 free
 throws, he did just that.  Facing stiff competition from the 11 other
 finalists in the Boys 8-9 division, Taylor, the son of Dennis and Lori Worman,
 demonstrated for all that he had the talent, skills, and determination to
 carve a niche for himself from among the more than 3 million youngsters who
 participated in the competition that began last fall.
     Taylor will now have his name engraved again upon a permanent plaque,
 sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at the Naismith
 Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Taylor, who represented Effingham Elks
 Lodge No. 1016, 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.
     Taylor's impressive finish has also earned him 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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