Elks Hoop Shoot season is here and underway across the nation, as the quest begins again to find the best boys and girls free throw shooters in the country, ages 8-13.

All lodges in Ohio are responsible for scheduling and hosting a LOCAL Hoop Shoot. Regardless if a lodge does or does not conduct a Hoop Shoot, the lodge is responsible for reporting online at elks.org the results of the Hoop Shoot or the fact that none was held. This is the responsibility of the local Hoop Shoot director, or the lodge secretary in the absence of a Hoop Shoot director.

DISTRICT Hoop Shoots have been scheduled as follows:

  • North-Central: January 6 - Sandusky High School

  • Northwest: January 13 - Ohio Northern University

  • South-Central: January 13 - Newark High School

  • Northeast: January 19 - Ravenna High School

  • Southwest: January 19 - Wilmington College

  • Southeast; January 20 - New Philadelphia High School.

The STATE Hoop Shoot will be held on Saturday, February 16 at Gahanna Middle School South beginning at 9:00 am.

The REGIONAL Hoop Shoot is scheduled for 9:00 am. on March 16 at Angola High School in Indiana.

The NATIONAL contest will be held on Saturday, April 27 in Chicago, IL.

Hoop Shoot questions can be directed to District Chairs:

North-Central: Dennis Sabo - (419) 271-5055
Northwest: Brad Heckathorn - (567) 674-2851
South-Central: William Trumbull - (740) 344-4998
Northeast: Lisa Wadlow - (419) 266-7123
Southwest: Dan Pfaff (740) 335-0129
Southeast: David Johnson - (330) 204-3605


State Hoop Shoot Chairperson - 2018/19
Dennis Sabo