The Hamden Elks 2014 Soccer Shoot was held on Sunday September 21 at the Hamden Middle School Field. Participants competed in four age brackets: 7 and under, 8 to 9, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13. The winners in each bracket will advance to a district event, then state and regional meets. The winners will be presented trophies at the Hamden Lodge Youth Awards Banquet to be held at a later date. The Elks Soccer and Hoop Shoots are part of the National Elks’ program of scholarships, drug awareness, scouting and sports for the youth of America. These programs are run by Elk Lodges in communities around the country. The National Elks organization annually spends over $4 million for youth programs.