Elks Lodge holds annual Hoop Shoot Contest


Dozens of children participated recently in the New York Elks Lodge #1 basketball Hoop Shoot Contest. The event, held at Valley Stream South High School, drew children and families from Lynbrook, Malverne, East Rockaway, and Valley Stream.

Jasper Chan won the 8-9 year-old boys’ division; Caroline Rogers of Lynbrook won the 8-9 year-old girls’ division; Ivan Tandon won the 10-11 year-old boys’ division; Charlotte Coco of Lynbrook won the 10-11 year-old girls’ division; Casey Coco of Lynbrook won the 12-13 year-old boys’ division; and Cameron Coco of Lynbrook took 2nd place in the 12-13 year-old boys’ division.

Participants received medals, certificates, and more, while children and families in attendance also received items.

Winners will participate in the District Level Hoop Shoot at New Hyde Park Memorial High School.

Elks Lodge #1 members who helped with the program include Ron Hansen, Brian Steckler, Paul Schneller, Amy Schneller, Michael Stuparich, Joe Whitney, Rich Muniak, Pat Nuzzi, and John M. Nuzzi Sr.