Free-throw contest sponsored Jan. 28 by Knights of Columbus

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local basketball competition will take place at 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 28 at Southwood Elementary School, 2929 McDougall Ave., in Enumclaw.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. The district competition will be Feb. 11 in Puyallup and the state contest is slated for March 24 in Yakima. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.

The Knights of Columbus from Sacred Heart Church are hosting the event. For additional information contact George Rossman at 360-825-4217 or

Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of Jan. 1. Each youngster may compete in only one council competition and must provide proof of age. Championship entrants compete against youngsters of the same age and gender in five divisions: 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. At the council level, each competitor gets 15 free throws and the one who makes the most shots wins.

Last year more than 179,000 sharpshooters participated in more 3,000 local competitions.

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


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