2008-01-17 / News

St. Mark Knights of Columbus plans free-throw contest

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14, as of January 1, 2008, are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Lawn Avenue School gym.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is held annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus International headquarters, based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year, more than 179,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,000 local competitions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information, contact Bill Piva at 423-7260 or John Warner at 423-0970.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members in over 12,500 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 60 million volunteer hours and $130 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

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