Hoop Shoot Program Update

Apr 24, 2024 | Hoop Shoot, In The News

Chicago, IL over the weekend of April 18-21 was the place to be for the final competition of the 2023-2024 Hoop Shoot program. 

Two Connecticut competitors were there with their families to compete: Hayden Patterson in the 8-9 girls division, representing Willimantic Lodge, and Deeksha Reddy in the 10-11 girls di-vision, representing Wallingford Lodge. The players were treated like pro-athletes as they were announced at Wintrust Arena.

Hayden came in 10th in her division, and Deeksha finished in a 4-way tie for 7th.

Final Results Click Here 

State President Kathi Ackerman, PSP Terry Ford, CT State Hoop Shoot Chairmen Jim & Jean Weingart, Regional Directors R. Mike & Sharon Stewart, and Putnam ER Mike Martin were there to cheer them on!

The weekend was jam-packed for the competitors and their families with a Chicago Cubs baseball game, trivia, movies, DJs, face painting, and of course, practice time! They will have memories to last a lifetime!

If more families knew the benefits of the Hoop Shoot program, we’d have so many more competitors. Contact Jim Weingart @ to discuss how your lodge can start or grow your Hoop Shoot program! We make gritty kids!