Team Connecticut At The New England Regional Hoop Shoot

Mar 15, 2024 | Hoop Shoot, In The News

Team Connecticut competed in the New England Regional Hoop Shoot on March 9th in South Portland, Maine. These six have already won their Lodge Level, District Level, and State Level Hoop Shoot competitions to advance to the New England Regional Competition.

Those representing Connecticut were:

8 & 9 year olds: Hayden Patterson from Willimantic Lodge #1311 and Jaxson Stewart from Putnam Lodge #574

10 & 11 year olds: Deeksha Reddy from Manchester Lodge #1893 and Connor McCall from Wallingford Lodge #1365

12 & 13 year olds: Addison Knight from Wallingford Lodge #1365 and Ryan Haddad from Wallingford Lodge #1365

The team is pictured getting their participation medals with Connecticut State Hoop Shoot Chairman Jim Weingart, from Torrington Lodge #372.

Team Connecticut’s  8 & 9-year-old girl from Willimantic Lodge # 1311, Hayden Patterson, won her competition, as did 10 & 11-year-old girl, Deeksha Reddy, from Manchester Lodge #1893.  CEA State President Kathi Ackerman presented them with their first-place trophies.

Hayden and Deeksha will be representing Team New England at the National Hoop Shoot to be held on April 20th at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL.  Watch the Elks.org website to be able to live-stream this event!

Photos from the New England Regional Competition