Kent youths aged 9-15 are eligible to compete Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Hotshot basketball contest at Center School in Kent. Inclement weather date would be Jan. 23.

The free event will be hosted by Kent Park and Recreation and Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association.

Participants will shoot baskets during three, one-minute rounds from various "hotspots" on the court.

The top male and female scorers in each of three age divisons will advance to regional competition with the chance to shot at the state contest at a later date.

Registration will be accepted in advance at the Park and Recreation office in town hall or at the contest.

For information, call 860-927-1003.