For Parents

Parents and contestants alike love the Hoop Shoot. Watch this Hoop Shoot video below, and learn what life lessons contestants take away from the Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.

Why do parents and families love the Hoop Shoot? A recent survey revealed these three top reasons why parents love our program:

An opportunity to spend time with family—with hours of practice at every level of competition, parents connect with their child throughout the Hoop Shoot experience. Family members travel with their contestant to every competition and share the experience together.

“It's hard to sit and count the number of opportunities that my son and I have had time to spend together through the Hoop Shoot, a dad, a boy and his ball.”
–Parent of a 2013-14 National Finalist

Valuable lessons learned—the Hoop Shoot builds character through healthy competition. Contestants learn about the importance of respect and good sportsmanship. Through each level of competition, contestants develop skills that aid in achieving school and life success.

“This program not only allowed our daughter to gain more confidence at basketball, but life in general. A wonderful growing opportunity for her.”
–Parent of a 2013-14 National Finalist

Connecting with other families and Elks—Parents and contestants alike regard meeting new friends as one of the top benefits of participating in the Hoop Shoot. Families connect with one another throughout the Hoop Shoot journey, developing relationships with other parents, contestants and Elks volunteers.

“Caring, kind and helpful, that's how I would describe the Elks. We have been taking part in this competition for years and have NEVER had a negative experience. The people are great and truly make it a family friendly experience!”
–Parent of a 2013-14 National Finalist

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