By Paul Schmitt
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 A.M. registration and practice, and start at 11:00 A.M. in the St John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay. There is no entry fee, and awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Embroidered patches are provided for all participants.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually by Msgnr. Broens Council #2478 of Sturgeon Bay with winners progressing through local, district, and state competition. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old as of January 1st, 2017 are eligible to participate and compete in the respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.
Participants must furnish proof of age and parental or guardian consent. For additional information contact Steve Johnson at 743-2129.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils and communities, culture of life, families and youth