HONEY BROOK - Eleven-year-old Larry Geedey, son of Vanessa and Cloyd Geedey of Elverson, is the State Champion of the "Hoops Shoot," the Elks National Foul Shooting Contest. Geedey, a LaSalle Academy sixth-grader and Honey Brook YMCA Youth Basketball participant, won the competition on March 7 at Penn State by shooting 25 out of 25 foul shots. He is only the seventh participant in the 31-year history of the event to accomplish scoring 25 out of 25. Geedey received a trophy, plaque and medal and had the honor of being introduced at halftime at the Penn State men's basketball game.
Geedey began his quest to win the state championship on Jan. 18 in Oley, when he competed against approximately 20 boys ages 10 and 11. In his first round of competition, Geedey shot 20 out of 25 foul shots to conquer the first-place trophy and advance to the district level. Districts were held in February in Reading. During districts, Geedey competed against 10 others from different areas and again shot 20 out of 25 foul shots to advance to the state championships. Congratulations, Larry Geedey, on achieving your goals.
For more information about the Honey Brook YMCA program, call (610) 273-2335.