Elks Hoop Shoot was held at Central Middle School

Front row: Riya Despande, Angelica Blair, Rasheesh Satya and Deepti Satya. Back row: Siddhant Bansahli, Varum Patel, Raj Shah, Anvita Bhagat, Arya Chatur, Aman Chatur and Mr. Joseph P. Flanagan, Assistant Principal, Central Middle School

PARSIPPANY — Central Middle School was the host for the Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday, November 17.  There were a total of 36 participants.

The Elks Hoop Shoot is a free Throw Program for Youth Ages 8-13.

The winners for each age group:
Girls age 8-9: First Place: Angie Blair 15/25; Second Place: Riya Despande
Boys age 8-9: First Place: Siddhant Bansahli 15/25, 5/5  (won on tie breaker); Second Place: Siddharth Manikandan 15/25, 3/5
Girls age 10-11: First Place: Anvita Bhagat 8/25; Second Place: 3 tied with 5
Boys age 10-11: First Place: Raj Shah 16/25; Beck Haynes 13/25
Girls age 12-13: First Place: Angelica Arnhold 12/25; Kaitlin Goarke 10/25
Boys age 12-13: First Place: Aman Chatur 17/25, 5/5, 4/5, (won tiebreaker); Second Place: Braylon Moore 17/25 5/5, 3/5
Special thanks to Parsippany High School Basketball players Connor Devins and Kevin Preston for their help with this event.
Joseph P. Flanagan, Assistant Principal, Central Middle School
First Place Winners received a Trophy and a certificate
The players and their families enjoyed a delicious cake after eating a catered dinner.

The winners will move onto the Districts in Ogdensburg on January 6, 2019.

The 2019 Hoop Shoot National Finals will take place on April 27 in Chicago.

The Elks have been developing gritty kids for more than 45 years through the Hoop Shoot free throw program–long before researchers and experts concluded that grit was the most accurate indicator of future success.

The Hoop Shoot allows every boy and girl between 8 and 13 in an Elks Lodge community the opportunity to participate in a fun, age-appropriate program that sets them up for future success.

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life. Parsippany-Troy Hills Elks Lodge #2078 is located at 230 Parsippany Road.