Hoop Shoot Committee

For nearly 50 years, the Hoop Shoot has been developing gritty kids. The Elks Hoop Shoot is a free throw program for youth ages 8-13.

Committee Members

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CT State Hoop Shoot 2022

Hoop Shoot Contests

Coastal District
Sunday, November 20th

Place:     Saint Mary’s School
72 Gulf St., Milford, CT 06460
Time:     830 registration, 9 am start
Ages 12-13 are 9 am; ages 10-11 are 10 am; ages 8-9 are 11 am
Director: Rich LoPresti

Derby High School

Central District
November 27th

Place:     Wallingford Parks and Recreation
6 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, CT 06492
Time:     Nov. 27th, 9:30 am registration, 10 am start
Director:  George Gilhuly

Wallingford Rec Center

East District
Jan 7th, 2023


Place: UConn Avery Point Gym
1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Time:  1 pm registration
Director:  Mary Hill

UConn Avery Point Gym

Northwest District
Saturday, December 10th

Place:  Torringford School
Time:  8:30 am – 11:30 am
Director:  Jean & Jim Weingart

12-13-year-olds will register at 8:45 am and compete at 9:00 am
10-11-year-olds will register at 9:30 am and compete at 9:45 am
8-9-year-olds will register at 10:15 am and compete at 10:30 am

Torringford School

State Hoop Shoot Contest

January 14th, 2023

Place:  Mahoney Recreation Center
100 Cedar St., Manchester CT
Time:  8-9-year-olds:  930-1030 am
10-11-year-olds:  1030-1130 am
12-13-year-olds:  11:30-12:30 pm
Director:  Dave Nagy

Torringford School

Connecticut State and District “Hoop Shoot” Directors

State Director

Jean and Jim Weingart

1229 Winsted Rd. #70

Torrintgton, CT 60790

home phone – (860) 485-3460

Central District

George Gilhuly

17 Merriman Road

Wallingford, CT 06492-2087

home phone – (203) 269-2666

Coastal District

Rich LoPresti

118 Gulf St. Unit 13

Milford, CT 06460

cell – (203) 605-4534

Northwest District

Jean and Jim Weingart

1229 Winsted Rd. #70

Torrintgton, CT 60790

home phone – (860) 485-3460

East District

Mary K. Hill

91 Crown Knoll Court Unit 129

Groton, CT 06340-6292

cell – (860) 912-7485



Directors’ Drills

From the Grand Lodge Website!

The ENF is making it easier than ever to plan your Hoop Shoot! From promotional items such as posters and brochures, to personalized checklists, Hoop Shoot Directors have access to all contest materials and supplies online.

Lodge Directors

Materials and resources for Lodge contests.

District Directors

Materials and resources for District contests.

State Directors

Materials and resources for State contests.

Promotional Materials

Hoop Shoot brochures and promotional tools.

Contest Materials

Forms and materials for all Hoop Shoot contests.


Hoop Shoot merchandise and apparel orders.