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The annual Hotshot basketball shooting contest will be hosted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Center School by Kent Park and Recreation.

The free event will be offered in coordination with the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association.

Inclement weather date is March 3. The contest, open to Kent youngsters aged 9 to 15, matches participants' basketball skills against the clock. Participants have three one-minute rounds in which to attempt baskets from "hot spots" on the court. Top male and female scorers in each of three age divisions will advance to the regional round of the contest.

Registration will be accepted in the Park and Rec office and at the event. For more information, call 860-927-1003.