t’s that time, again. Since 1972, the Knights of Columbus have sponsored the International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14.
Once again this year, all boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local competition to be held this Saturday, January 27th, 2018, at St Mary’s College, on Second Line. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m, with the council competition starting at 9:30 a.m.
Participants take 25 shots at the basket at 5 shot intervals. The city has been split in to 5 sections so that all youth will be represented by a council, depending on where they go to school. All council winners will move on to the district competition to be held at 11:30 a.m.
Council winners will be asked to take 15 straight shots to determine the district winners in each age category. District winners will move on to the regional competition at 12:00 p.m.
Regional winners progress through state and international levels based on their scores at the council, district, and regional levels. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions, including Sault Ste Marie.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Entry forms will be available at the event. Proper gym footwear is required.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.
Source: Knights of Columbus