The 2016 Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is December 11

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Hoop Shoot | Posted on 05-12-2016

The onset of cold weather means that it’s time once again for the Elks Hoop Shoot contest! If you’re not familiar with the hoop Shoot, it’s the annual free throw shooting contest for kids ages 8 to 13. Winners at the local shoot will move on the District shoot, with those winners moving on to the State level. Winners there will move on to the Regional contest in Tennessee, and Regional winners move on to the national shoot in Chicago, IL!

The best part is that there’s no cost to participate!

This Sunday, December 11, we’ll host our local contest at the Second Street School gym. All you need to do is show up and shoot. The times for each age group are as follows:

  • 8 – 9 year olds: Arrive by 1 PM, shoot from 1 -2 PM
  • 10 – 11 year olds: Arrive by 2 PM, shoot from 2 – 3 PM
  • 12 – 13 year olds: arrive by 3 PM, shoot from 3 – 4 PM

Please note that all shooters will compete at the age they will be on April 1, 2017. You should bring a birth certificate for all shooters for registration.

We’ll see you there!

Frankfort Elks Local Hoop Shoot is this Sunday, Jan. 11

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Hoop Shoot, News | Posted on 07-01-2015


It’s basketball season, and that means it’s once again time for Hoop Shoot! The local Frankfort shoot will be held at the Franklin Co. High School gym this Sunday, January 11.

Hoop Shoot is the annual Elks free-throw competition that lets boys and girls from 8 to 13 years of age compete for a chance to represent their community at the National Hoop Shoot in Springfield, Mass., home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. At the conclusion of the National Shoot, one boy and one girl from each age group will win a national title and will have their names permanently inscribed at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

For the local shoot this year, we will use the following schedule:

  • Boys and girls 8-9 year olds will shoot at 1:00 PM
  • 10-11 year olds will shoot at 2:00
  • 12-13 year olds will shoot at 3:00

Contestants will be assigned an age-group based on the age that they will be on April 1, 2015. Contestants must be 8 years old by April 1, 2015, to participate. Please bring a copy of the shooter’s birth certificate, without it they may not be able to advance to the next level.

If you have any questions about the Hoop Shoot, or you want to volunteer, please contact our Local Hoop Shoot Director, Jerry Harley, at (502) 803-6332. Volunteers need to be at the gym by 12:15. We welcome any new volunteers to the program, but please contact Jerry to ensure that proper attire is worn the day of the contest.

Best of luck to all our shooters in this year’s contest!


Frankfort Elks Recognize District Hoop Shoot Winners

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Hoop Shoot, News | Posted on 24-01-2013


This past weekend, the lodge hosted the 2013 East District Hoop Shoot. Shooters representing almost every East District lodge attended.

Here are the results:

8 & 9 Girls

1st: Kendall Box – Cynthiana Lodge

2nd: Morgan Chalk – Florence Lodge

8 & 9 Boys

1st: Alex Deborde – Catlettsburg Lodge

2nd: Cordon Shazier – Florence Lodge

10 & 11 Girls

1st: Abbey Mays – Richmond Lodge

2nd: Lily Cropenbaker – Newport Lodge

10 & 11 Boys

1st: Justin Bradley – Ashland Lodge

2nd: Clay Monroe – Cynhiana Lodge

12 & 13 Girls

1st: Ashley Pollard – Florence Lodge

2nd: Madison Hanshaw – Ashland Lodge

12 & 13 Boys

1st: Nolan Schrand – Florence Lodge

2nd: Dylan Pittman – Frankfort Lodge

Frankfort Lodge #530 would like to congratulate all the winners, and to remind all the shooters that every one of them was a winner to make it this far. We would also like to thank Frankfort High for allowing us to host the shoot in their gym.

A number of members donated their time to help with the shoot. The Hoop Shoot committee and the lodge would like to thank those members who assisted in any way with the shoot.

The State Hoop Shoot will be held Feb. 9, 2013. It will be hosted by Frankfort Lodge, with the shoot taking place at the Second Street School gym at 10:30 AM. If you’d like to help out, please contact Charlie Cunningham for more information!

Frankfort Elks Lodge Congratulates Local Hoop Shoot Winners

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Hoop Shoot, News | Posted on 15-01-2013

Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 recently held their annual Hoop Shoot® free throw contest. Three boys and three girls ages 8-13 won the first round of competition in Frankfort on January 6, 2013, and have been named Frankfort champions. All contestants received a certificate of appreciation and trophies were given to all first, second and third place winners in each of the three categories: ages 8-9; 10-11; and 12-13 (see pictures of winners below).

8-9 Girls: Macy Dungan

8-9 Girls: Macy Dungan

10-11 Girls: Taylor Amburgy

10-11 Girls: Taylor Amburgy


12-13 Girls: Alexis True

12-13 Girls: Alexis True

8-9 Boys: Gavyn Wolfe

8-9 Boys: Gavyn Wolfe


10-11 Boys: Jerry Brewer

10-11 Boys: Jerry Brewer

12-13 Boys: Dylan Pittman

12-13 Boys: Dylan Pittman


The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the United
States. The Elks Hoop Shoot® began as an Elks program in 1946 and is in its 40th year of national competition. Over four million boys and girls are expected to participate this year. This program is totally sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks in the U.S.A. It is endorsed by hundreds of school systems around the country. Travel and lodging expenses for the contestants and their parents are paid by the Elks. The Hoop Shoot® program strives to build
character in our nation’s youth, while promoting integrity, hard work, quality family time and good sportsmanship.

Local Hoop Shoot Director Renée Moss had this to say about the shoot:

As our local director, I would like to thank all those that came out and supported our shoot on the 6th. Without this great
Hoop Shoot committee, we would not have such a successful event. I am afraid if I start naming all of those in attendance, I
would forget someone so I will just say a big THANKS to all ELKS that participated! We had several non-Elks and hopefully
some forthcoming members that assisted that day: Kim Satterwhite, Tanner Croley and Charlotte Pyles.

Wish Nicholas Wooldridge Luck at the National Hoop Shoot!

Posted by Elks 530 | Posted in Hoop Shoot | Posted on 18-04-2012

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Frankfort Lodge #530 is proud to announce that Nicholas Wooldridge of Frankfort is representing our lodge at the National Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday, April 28. After winning at the local level, Nicholas blazed through the regionals. To help encourage him, we’re asking that all of us here in Frankfort, Elk members and non-members alike, to visit a special site the National Elks have set up for the contestants.

Simply visit the link below, enter a message of encouragement, and when Nicholas arrives in Springfield, they’ll have all your messages printed and placed into a binder for him to keep. It’s an awesome way to wish him luck, and one we hope you all take advantage of. The deadline for these messages is this Friday, April 20, so get them in quickly!

Here’s the link: Wish Nicholas luck here!