Athletics: The Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 have always focused much of their attention on Youth programs. Over the years, the Lodge has supported various softball, baseball, golf, tennis, basketball, and other youth sports in addition to the Elks Football Program. The Lodge sponsors the annual "Hoop Shoot" and "Soccer Shoot" contests, which are open to the public and attract hundreds of participants locally and over one million nationwide. These events are open to all boys and girls ages eight to thirteen, and the Lodge encourages all youth to participate.
Academics: Currently, twenty-two scholarships are funded by individuals (memorials) or groups associated with the Lodge. Five scholarships are awarded annually to graduating seniors whose mother/father or grandmother/grandfather is a member of the Lincoln Elks Lodge #80. In all, the Lodge will be awarding a total of over $30,000 this year in scholarships. In addition, the Lodge hosts a Youth Recognition Night each May in which high school juniors in the Lincoln area are recognized for their academic achievements. Similarly, middle school students who are recommended by their teachers are recognized each spring at the Lodge's "Teen of the Year" ceremonies.