San Mateo Elks 2019-2020 “hoop shoot”  champions crowned

More than 65 children aged 8 thru 13 competed in the 2019-2020 Elks Hoop Shoot held at Serra High School, San Mateo. Three boys and three girls, ages 8-13 won the opening round of competition in the Elks “Hoop Shoot”® free throw contest on December 14, 2019. Each contestant shot 25 pressure packed foul shots.

8-9 Boys 1.Johnny Tantillo 2.Charlie Chesnosky

10-11 Boys 1.Collin Kinney 2.Gregory Koomey 

12-13 Boys 1.Tanay Rai 2.Brendan Worth

8-9 Girls 1.Audrey Kinney

10-11 Girls 1.Mikayla Cary 2.Windsor Worth


First and Second place trophies were awarded to one boy and one girl in each of the three categories. Third place winners received a beautiful medal. Over 10 Elks helped and volunteered.

Extra help was provided by the Serra High JV Basketball. Great fun was had by both young and old. Dennis Wedeking, our former Bay District Hoop Shoot Chairman, and Jeannie Atno, our past Exalted Ruler and State representative, were there to help out, cheer on the participants and welcome the large group. David Nigel helped  recruit participants and handle registration with Amanda and Mary Goll.

The five champions  advanced to the Bay Districts finals on January 12, 2020 held at James Logan High School in Fremont. where they  competed against other winners thorough out the Bay Area.

The Elks “Hoop Shoot”®, began as a local program in Corvallis, Oregon Elks in 1946, and is in its  73 rd year of national competition. Over three million boys and girls are expected to participate this year with the finals being held in Springfield Mass. Tim Goll San Mateo Elk’s Chairman would like to thank all the help that was provided by the Elks, the wonderful Lodge staff, the the Serra JV team and their Coach Rich Jaurequi, that made this years Hoop Shoot one of the most successful ever.