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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.
The competition takes place at the beautfiful Florida Elks Youth Camp located at 24175 S.E. Hwy. 450, Umatilla, FL 32784

State Championship Program
Saturday, February 18th, 2023
Gym Open to Contestants,
Families & Spectators      
8:45 AM 
Practice for Contestants
(Balls will be provided)
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Officials and Volunteers Meeting
9:00 AM
Welcome & Announcements
9:45 AM 10:00 AM
Competition Begins
10:00 AM
There will be a 10 Min break between each age group.
Lunch & Awards Presentation in the Pavilion
12:00 PM
State President’s Message to Contestants & Families
1:00 PM

Eric Johnson
State Hoop Shoot Committee Chairman

About Hoop Shoot

Through the Hoop Shoot program, the Elks been developing and reinforcing grit for nearly 50 years—long before researchers and experts concluded that grit is so important for our children. Just listen to the parents and contestants in these videos. They’re talking about grit.

The 2020 Hoop Shoot National Finals will take place on April 18, 2020 in Chicago.

Basketball Hall of Fame

Each year, the names of the six national champions are inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Two of the Frank Hise National Champions are in attendance when the inductees are honored at the Enshrinement Ceremony.