The Knights of Columbus will host their annual free throw contest Sunday, January 17, at 1 p.m. in the St. Lawrence school gym.
The contest is open to boys and girls ages nine to 14. It’s free and no advance registration is required.
“We would like as many kids as possible in this fun event,” said contest organizer Mike Mach. “The more the merrier!”
Boys and girls compete in separate classes with five divisions for each age group and a total of 10 divisions. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1, 2016. Winners advance to the district contest in Watertown; district winners continue on to the state competition.
The contests began in 1972. Now, more than 120,000 sharpshooters shoot in over 3,600 local competitions.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.8 million members in over 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $167.5 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families, and youth.
For questions, please contact Mike Mach at 605-880-3081.