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Hoop Shoot

Elks Hoop Shoot

The Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest has served to highlight the Elks commitment to America’s youth.

From the millions of youngsters who participate and advance through the local, district, state and regional competition, six national champions are named – one boy and one girl in each of the 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.

The Elks goal with this program is to provide a character-building, competitive program for all girls and boys regardless of their previous athletic competition or abilities.


2016 State Hoop Shoot Contest Information


Florida Elks Youth Camp, Umatilla, FL

Friday Feb 12:

Dinner for everyone @ 7:00PM

Saturday Feb 13:

Breakfast for Dignitaries, Staff, Contestants & Families 7:30 – 8:30

  •                Practice 8:30 – 9:30
  •                Gym Prep: 9:30 – 9:45
  •                Opening & Announcements: 9:45 – 10:00
  •                Contest 10:00 – 12:00
  •                Lunch & Awards 12:00 (Photos & Directors meeting to follow)

Rooms will be provided for contestants and their family

Rooms will be provided for State President, VPAL, etc. / Hoop Shoot staff

Any other dignitaries or Past State Presidents will need to make reservations for themselves through FEYC at their own expense.

See you there!

Jeff Rumler, State Hoop Shoot Committee Chairman!


Regional Contest Information

North - January 23, 2016 at Columbia High School, Lake City, 10:00AM. Contact: Stanley Cox (386) 961-3233  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Central - January 30, 2016 at Seminole High School, Sanford, 9:00AM. Contact Michael Schodbauer (321) 626-1778  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South - January 16, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran, Boca Raton, 9:00AM. Contact Tito Young (561) 289-2709  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


National Competition Information

Southeast Region Competition 12 - March 19, 2016 at Valdosta, Georgia

National Competition - April 16, 2016 at Chicago, Illinois 


Click the menu at the left to see the 2015 State Hoop Shoot winners





Louisiana State Legislature Increases New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax

The Legislature of the State of Louisiana has acted to increase the New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax from 13% to 14.75% effective April 1, 2014. This will affect our convention room rates and they will go from $128.56 to $130.52 per night.

Convention Attendees With ADA Transportation Needs Urged To Contact Grand Lodge

In order for the Grand Lodge to support the transportation needs of attendees with disabilities you are urged to contact the Grand Lodge if you require special assistance. Special coaches capable of kneeling to accommodate wheel chairs will be placed along the routes for those in need. If you require assistance please contact Tina or Jessica at the Grand Lodge as follows:


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