Loretto Council, No. 536, is sponsoring the local level of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, Jan. 12 (snow date: Saturday, Jan. 19) at 9:45 a.m. at the Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries Gym, 781 Route 9D, Garrison. Registration will start at 9:15 a.m.

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to compete in their respective age division. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of Jan. 1, 2013. There is no cost to participate, and proof of age (birth certificate or other proof of age) will be required.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional, and state competitions. The K of C international headquarters announces international champions based on scores from the state-level competitions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in nearly 14,000 councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $154 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

For entry forms or additional information, contact Dan Dillon at 845-265-3802 or Youth Director Bob Flaherty at 845-265-3191.

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