A lot has changed since the Hoop Shoot began in 1946, but one thing has stayed the same—the people who come through the program. Participants continue to take the lessons they learned while competing and go on to succeed. Volunteers continue to dedicate their time to the kids, their families, the Elks and the program.
In celebration of the Hoop Shoot’s 50th anniversary as a national program, the Elks Hoop Shoot established the Elks Hoop Shoot Hall of Fame.
The City of Chicago lifted its proof of vaccine and mask mandates on Monday, February 28. Masks are no longer required to enter restaurants, grocery stores or other indoor spaces. Proof of full vaccination is lifted for relevant businesses.
The Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals weekend is not a vaccinated-only event.