Clifton Park, NY 2466

Annual Hoop Shoot - Saturday, November 16

Thanks to all who participated in the Clifton Park Elks "Hoop Shoot" held on Saturday, November 16 at the Southern Saratoga YMCA, 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, NY.


The Elks National "Hoop Shoot" Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 through 13. All public and private school students within the Shenendehowa, Niskayuna and Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake school districts are invited to participate in thus event.

For over 35 years,  the Annual Elks “Hoop Shoot”  national free throw shooting contest has provided our youth with a positive outlet.Over three million youngsters from throughout the country entered last year's competition for boys and girls in age categories 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13. Each contestant has 25 shots at the hoop. The boy and girl in each age group with the best scores advance through four tiers of competition to qualify for the national finals. Names of the national winners will be inscribed on the Elks National "Hoop Shoot" plaque on permanent display in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Craig Masterson is Chaiman of the Clifton Park Elks "Hoop Shoot" contest. He can be reached via email at or telephone at 518-877-5200.

The Elks’ nationwide sanctioned "Hoop Shoot" program gives youngsters an opportunity for spirited competition, fine relationships with their peers, and travel statewide, regionally and nationally at minimal expense to their parents or school. The parents of finalists at the state, regional and national levels typically attend the competition as guests of the Elks.

For more information, click HERE for the National Hoop Shoot website.

For more information on the Clifton Park Elks event, click HERE.