Elks Hoop Shoot

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Plans for the 2020 Elks Hoop Shoot are currently paused. Please check back for updates. 

Each year, the Town of Cary and Raleigh Elks Lodge #735 host the local competition of the Elks National Free Throw “Hoop Shoot” Contest. The local competition is open to boys and girls and features three age divisions (Participant's age is determined as of April 1, 2021):

Age Divisions

  1. Ages 8-9
  2. Ages 10-11
  3. Ages 12-13

Winners will qualify for subsequent competitions leading to a national championship. National champions’ names will be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Contest Rules (PDF file)

Registration Information

  • All participants must be registered by the deadline in order to participate.
  • Registrants are required to check-in no later than 30 minutes prior to their age group’s scheduled time to shoot.
  • Participants must bring in a copy of their birth certificate the day of event.
  • Participant's age is determined as of April 1, 2021.

Age 8-9 

Age 10-11

Age 12-13


For more information, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot or call:

Kyle Bacon
Program Specialist - Sports
(919) 462-2031


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