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2018 Hoop Shoot National Finals - Extended Highlights

2018 Hoop Shoot National Finals - Extended Highlights

The 2018 Hoop Shoot National Finals took place in April. On Sunday, July 1, 2018, as 150 Elks scholars waited in the wings to surprise the Opening Ceremonies audience, the 2018 National Finals film premiered. Helping develop gritty kids is just the start. When we say worth the watch, we mean it. (Runtime: 4 mins., 39 secs.) #HoopShoot #Elks150 #150for150



2018 Hoop Shoot National Finals Highlights

2018 Hoop Shoot National Finals Highlights

The Finalists shone bright in another great year at the Hoop Shoot National Finals in Chicago from April 19-21, 2018. Check out the highlights! (Runtime: 2 mins., 07 secs.)



Deja Finn

Deja Finn

Blake and Bailey Finn are no strangers to the Hoop Shoot. Blake was a 2010 National Champion and Getty Powell winner, and Bailey is a 2010 Nation Champion who will compete in her fourth Hoop Shoot this season. Their work ethic is why they're next up in our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 2 mins., 55 secs.)



Bigger Scheme Called Life

Bigger Scheme Called Life

Through dedication and commitment, 2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Champion Grant Barnhart returned to the Finals in 2017. Along the way, he learned lessons that not only apply to the Hoop Shoot, but as his father, Mark, said, "a bigger scheme called life." (Runtime: 3 mins., 14 secs.)



I'll Be Back

I'll Be Back

2017 Hoop Shoot National Finalist DeShun Coleman pushed himself to return to Chicago after falling short at the previous year's National Finals. He shares what he learned from practicing free throws with his dad and how he made a comeback. DeShun showed a lot of grit, which is why he's next in our #TrueGritTuesday series. (Runtime: 2 mins., 40 secs.)



Don't Count Yourself Out

Don't Count Yourself Out

Macy Richardson talks about what it was like to win the 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals and her brother, Andrew, talks about the lessons he learned from Hoop Shoot as he prepared for the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals. #TrueGritTuesdays (Runtime: 3 mins., 9 secs.)



Fifth Time's the Charm

Fifth Time's the Charm

After falling short at the Region 12 semi-finals for four straight years, Ellie DiGiacomo finally broke through in 2017. She and her dad, Joe, reflect on her quest to reach the National Finals. Check out this brand new Griteo as the #TrueGritTuesdays series makes its long-awaited return! (Runtime: 3 mins., 10 secs.)



Sophie Phillips Hoop Shoot Intro

Sophie Phillips Hoop Shoot Intro

A couple of stars are born in this film introducing the top girl shooter from the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals. (Runtime: 1 min., 14 secs.)



2017 Elks Hoop Shoot Highlights

2017 Elks Hoop Shoot Highlights

Check out this fantastic, moving recap of the 2017 Hoop Shoot National Finals! (Runtime: 6 mins., 18 secs.)



2017 Hoop Shoot Highlights Video for Awards Banquet

2017 Hoop Shoot Highlights Video for Awards Banquet

Check out this highlights video from the first two days of an amazing weekend in Chicago for the 2017 #HoopShoot finalists and their families. First aired at the Awards Banquet on April 22. (Runtime: 2 mins.; 17 secs.)



Under Pressure

Under Pressure

A good deed, honestly and promptly performed, is its own reward, but every now and then. ... Check out the payoff in the final installment of the 2016 #TrueGritTuesdays series! (Runtime: 1 min., 23 secs.)



Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

The third time may be the charm, but it was lots of hard work that made the difference for Mitchell Leas on his third trip down the road to the Hoop Shoot National Finals. #TrueGritTuesdays (Runtime: 1 min., 41 secs.)



Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

The Richardsons of Nebraska were expecting a fun competition when they started down the Road to Chicago in 2016. They got so much more. #TrueGritTuesdays (Runtime: 1 min., 24 secs.)



For My Sisters

For My Sisters

Samantha Griebel's older sisters taught her how to play basketball. One of them was a state Hoop Shoot finalist once. Another reached the National Finals in 2015. In 2016, Samantha put them all on her back for a Finals run of her own. Check out the latest Griteo in our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 2 mins., 47 secs.)



Fatten the Hog

Fatten the Hog

The father of a three-time national finalist reflects on the lessons learned--and his son's growth--through the Hoop Shoot program. #TrueGritTuesdays (Runtime: 2 mins., 15 secs.)



Hangin' Out

Hangin' Out

Time spent with your kids is never wasted. Parent Matt Parkhouse reminds us that developing grit isn't the only benefit of the Hoop Shoot program. #TrueGritTuesdays (Runtime: 1 min., 20 secs.)



Bit by the Hoop Shoot Bug

Bit by the Hoop Shoot Bug

Jennifer's best memories of basketball were with the Hoop Shoot. Now, she's reliving those experiences with her daughter, Alexis. Check out the latest Griteo in our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 4 mins., 39 secs.)



Gettin' After It

Gettin' After It

Playing basketball when they were growing up taught Marcus Parker and his siblings to set goals and go after them. Now, he sees his daughter Naomi learning similar lessons through the Hoop Shoot. Check out the latest installment in our #TrueGritTuesdays series. And wait ’til you see who Marcus’ siblings are! (Runtime: 3 mins., 26 secs.)



Anything You Can Do

Anything You Can Do

Hoop Shoot legend C.J. Cowgill won four national titles in the '80s and '90s. His nephew Camden? Not impressed. Nancy Cowgill, their mother and grandmother, talks about what the program has meant to her family in the latest installment of our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 3 mins., 39 secs.)



Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

#TrueGritTuesdays are back! Check out this new installment about brother and sister Jackson and Justice Midyett, who pushed each other all the way to the 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals. (Runtime: 3 mins., 1 sec.)



The Backboard

The Backboard

The 2016 Hoop Shoot Finals film focuses on four former finalists who returned to serve on the inaugural Backboard alumni advisory board. Watch the weekend through their eyes. (Runtime: 6 mins., 19 secs.)



Reagan Ponzer Hoop Shoot Intro

Reagan Ponzer Hoop Shoot Intro

It used to be pretty easy to misspell Reagan Ponzer's name. That changed on April 16 when she hit every shot she took at the 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals in Chicago. Warm-ups, practice, regulation and overtime, she sank them all. Everyone knows her name now. Check out her intro video from Opening Ceremonies at the Elks National Convention in Houston. (Runtime: 1 min., 30 secs.)



Camden Cowgill Hoop Shoot Intro

Camden Cowgill Hoop Shoot Intro

Camden Cowgill's father was a two-time national Hoop Shoot finalist. So was his aunt. And his uncle won four national titles. Camden picked up the family mantle at this year's Finals, shooting 69 of 70 shots to win his first national title. He has four years left to top his Uncle CJ's Hoop Shoot record. Check out Camden's intro video from Opening Ceremonies at the Elks National Convention in Houston. (Runtime: 1 min.; 49 secs.)



2016 Hoop Shoot Finals Highliights Video

2016 Hoop Shoot Finals Highliights Video

Check out the weekend highlights video that we played at the awards banquet for the 2016 Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals, featuring a special message from WNBA all-everything Candace Parker. (Runtime: 2 mins.)



Hoop Shoot Finals, Chicago Promo

Hoop Shoot Finals, Chicago Promo

We're excited to welcome the Hoop Shoot finalists and their families to Chicago next April!



My Sister's Footsteps

My Sister's Footsteps

In My Sister's Footsteps, the final installment of our ?#?TrueGritTuesdays? series, we catch up with #?HoopShoot? royalty and hear firsthand what our program teaches. (Runtime: 2 mins., 18 secs.)



All in the Elks Family

All in the Elks Family

Perseverance can't be forced. But what we can do as volunteers is provide encouragement and support so that the #HoopShoot competitors have a chance to figure it out for themselves. Here's All in the Elks Family, part five of our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 1 min., 37 secs.)



A Real Cool Hand

A Real Cool Hand

Cool Hand Luke said it best: "Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand." When it comes to developing grit, losing is part of the process, as we see in A Real Cool Hand, the fourth installment in our #TrueGritTuesdays series.



Preparation Meets Opportunity

Preparation Meets Opportunity

Developing grit would be easy if we could simply explain to kids the benefits of hard work and practice. It doesn't work that way. But when they work hard at something they love, they'll see the payoff and learn the lesson for themselves. Here's Preparation Meets Opportunity, the third installment in our #TrueGritTuesdays series. (Runtime: 1 min., 48 secs.)



Father of the Man

Father of the Man

In Father of the Man, the second installment in our #TrueGritTuesdays series, we're reminded of William Wordsworth's poem "The Rainbow." The experiences we have as children--the lessons we learn and the habits we form--shape the adults we become. (Runtime: 2 mins., 6 secs.)



Ice Cream and the Rocky Road Back

Ice Cream and the Rocky Road Back

Setting goals and working hard to achieve them are keys to developing grit. As adults, we can be facilitators, but as we see in "Ice Cream and the Rocky Road Back," the first installment in our six-part #?TrueGritTuesdays series, we need to be careful about the incentives we use…



Beauty and the Elk

Beauty and the Elk

Lauren Kuhn, a Legacy Award scholarship recipient and the 2014 Miss Massachusetts, talks about the meaning of her Elks scholarship and the surprise that awaited her at the 2015 Hoop Shoot Finals.



Bryce Bolio Hoop Shoot Intro

Bryce Bolio Hoop Shoot Intro

Bryce Bolio, the 2015 male Getty Powell Award winner.



2015 Hoop Shoot National Finals

2015 Hoop Shoot National Finals

This short film tells the story of the 2015 national Hoop Shoot finals through the eyes of our volunteers.



Can Larry Dunk?

Can Larry Dunk?

Larry Torres he shoots, he scores, he's sexy, but can he dunk? Find out!



Brylee Lingen Hoop Shoot Intro

Brylee Lingen Hoop Shoot Intro

Brylee Lingen, the 2015 Getty Powell Award winner



The Charity Stripe

The Charity Stripe

The Elks Hoop Shoot strives to teach contestants about service, but occasionally the kids can teach us something about service. Contestants Lauren and Mitchell turned the contest into a fundraiser for their friends. If you can make free throws, you can make a difference.



Girls Allowed

Girls Allowed

An advocate for girls sports and leadership programming talks about the Elks Hoop Shoot and the importance of female role models.



Hoop Shoot: Lessons Learned

Hoop Shoot: Lessons Learned

Just what are the takeaways from our program? These participants and their parents will tell you.



2014 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals

2014 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals

This recap of the 2014 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals follows four contestants through the weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.



2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals Key Note Address

2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals Key Note Address

Watch ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck deliver the key note address at the awards banquet during the 2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals, sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.



2013 Elks National Convention - Hoop Shoot Report

2013 Elks National Convention - Hoop Shoot Report

Watch Elks National Foundation Director Jim O'Kelley deliver the Elks Hoop Shoot report during the 2013 Elks National Convention in Reno, Nev.



Hoop Shoot National Finals -- 2013

Hoop Shoot National Finals -- 2013

Clara Ritger, a 2009 Most Valuable Student scholar, reports on the 2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals in Springfield, Mass.



2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals Key Note Address

2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals Key Note Address

Watch ESPN analyst Carolyn Peck deliver the key note address at the awards banquet during the 2013 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals, sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.






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