Elks soccer shoot set for next month for kids aged 5 to 13

The North Central District of the Elks host a soccer shoot for boys and girls, aged 5 to 13, Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Gunnell Oval, 520 Schuyler Ave., Kearny. Admission is free. Cleats may not be worn. Parents must bring a birth certificate for their children to prove age. Winners will advance to a statewide competition. For more information, call or text Chris at (201) 772-8013.

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