The Elks Hoop Shoot allows them the opportunity to connect with others and their community, strengthening bonds and building relationships. This will allow them to opportunity to succeed in their future endeavors. The Elks Hoop Shoot has always been my favorite ENF program. In fact, I participated in it as a youth myself. I have a brief memory of the event, but recently asked my mother about it. She replied “Well you weren’t very good, and you didn’t make it very far.” My experiences with the Hoop Shoot and other youth programs have stayed with me my entire life. I am looking forward to taking what I have learned from these programs in the past and applying them to the Hoop Shoot of today.
I will work my hardest to ensure that every child has the opportunity to Compete, Connect, and Succeed, and has a lot of fun while doing so!
Youth Programs Associate
Through the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program, the Elks National Foundation offers youth the opportunity to engage in healthy competition, connect with their families and community, and succeed both on and off the court. In 2015-16, the ENF allocated $924,070 to fund this program, which includes the exciting addition of a Hoop Shoot app for contestants. For videos, news from the court, and more information about the Hoop Shoot, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot.