Knights of Columbus Hosts Youth Free Throw Competition on Jan. 11

Loretto Council, No. 536 is sponsoring the local level of the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, Jan. 11 (snow date is Saturday, Jan. 18). The event will be held 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 9 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, 2014. There is no cost to participate. Proof of age (birth certificate or other proof of age) is required and written parental consent will be required on the entry form.

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 more than 3,600 local competitions.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with more than 1.8 million members in nearly 14,500 councils. Last year, Knights donated more than 70 million volunteer hours and $162 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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