Hoop Shoot

Elks hoop shoot program helps kids ages 8-13 competeThe Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. The Elks National Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 through 13, regardless of race or creed. More than three million boys and girls will participate this year. The Elks Hoop Shoot highlights the Elks commitment to America’s youth. From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named one boy and one girl in each of three categories: ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The winners each receive a trophy and their names are inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Parents accompany contestants throughout the competition. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels attend the competitions as guests of the Elks.

CHEA sponsors the Hoop Shoot Program for Kids ages 8-13.

Elks support CHEA Hoop Shoot

The Elks desire, through their Hoop Shoot program, to provide an interesting, character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys in the contest regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities. This nationwide, sanctioned program gives these youngsters an opportunity for spirited competition, fine relationships with their peers, and travel statewide, regionally and nationally at minimal expense to their parents or school. Not only are the participants involved in this wholesome, individual-effort program, but parents, classmates, teachers and community are included.

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California North State Semi Finals
Date: February 03, 2024
Location: Prescott Jr. High School, 2243 Rumble Road, Modesto, Ca. 95350   
Time: 10:00 AM
Contact: David Martin 805-459-9242 dnjracing@att.net


California South Hoop Shoot State Semi Finals
Date: February 10, 2024
Location: Whittier Christian High School 501, N Beach Blvd. La Habra, Ca. 90631
Time: 10:00 AM
Contact: Rick Ross 714-791-0746 henry_ross34@yahoo.com
Region 7 West Hoop Shoot Finals
Date: February 23, 24, 25 2024
Contest: Saturday February 24, 2024
Location: Boulder City Parks & Recreation 900 Arizona St. Boulder City Nevada 89005
Time: 10:00 AM
Contact: Larry Torres 559-821-9237 Ltor1941@gmail.com
National Hoop Shoot Finals
Date: April 18, 19, 20, 21, 2024
Contest: Saturday April 20, 2024
Location: Wintrust Arena 200 E. Cermak Road Chicago, Illinois 60616
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact: Makenna Cannon 773-755-4870 makennac@elks.org


2023 National Hoop Shoot Final Results

2023 Mid Term Convention Hoop Shoot Presentation

Hoop Shoot CHEA Program

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information on the Hoop Shoot program, please visit to the Grand Lodge Hoop Shoot page.