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Hoop Shoot

The Elks “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw Contest is the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by Elks Lodges. More than three million boys and girls, ages 8-13, 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.

Hoop Shoot Semifinal Results

Elks Hoop Shoot Crowns 6 Youth as Regional Free-Throw Shooting Champs

The 2022 Elks Hoop Shoot Central Region Championship Winners are:

Lodge Sponsor
8-9 girls
Presley Henderson
Benton County, MO Lodge No. 2783
8-9 boys
Parker Evans
Cleveland, TN Lodge No. 1944
10-11- girls
Aubrey Bryan
Pulaski, TN Lodge No. 1837
10-11 boys
Mason Davis
Florence, KY Lodge No. 314
12-13 girls
Jacey Joy
Harrison, AR Lodge No.2311
12-13 boys
Jack Cupples
Decatur County, TN Lodge No. 2641
23/24 (4/5)

The 72 Hoop Shoot National Finalists—the best free throw shooters from 12 Regions across the country—will compete to be Hoop Shoot National Champions on April 30 in Chicago.

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