Bedford’s Ty Willard competes in the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals

BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — It is a shot where you are not guarded on the basketball court…..the shot you may ask is called a free throw. It may seem like an easy shot…but for a few…the struggle is real when you are at the line.

But, 10-year-old Ty Willard, of Bedford, is making it look easy as he is one of several boys and girls between the ages 8 to13 heading to Chicago on Thursday to compete in the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals. Ty is ready for the challenge!

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