State Hoop Shoot

February 8, 2024

CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN ELKS “HOOP SHOOT” STATE COMPETITION

On Saturday February 3, three girls and three boys, ages 8-13, were crowned Champions at the
Montana Elks State “Hoop Shoot”® free throw contest, which took place at Park High School in Livingston, MT
First, second and third place trophies were awarded to each boy and girl in three categories: ages
8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. The contestants who participated at the Montana State Contest were
crowned District Champions from the five districts in Montana.
The 30 state finalists journey began in the fall of 2023 where Montana Elks Lodges hosted a
Lodge Contest. By winning their Lodge Contest, they advanced to their District Contests where
they earned the title District Champion, allowing them to travel to Livingston, MT to compete at
the State Contest.
The six state champions will represent Montana in the Regional Semi-Finals in Rapid City, SD
on Saturday March 9, 2024. They will compete against the State Champions from North Dakota
and South Dakota. The Regional Champions will advance to the National Finals in Chicago, IL,
April 20, 2024. The nation winners will have their names digitally inscribed at the Naismith
Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.

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