Local Knights of Columbus to host youth free throw contest Jan. 9 at Holy Rosary

The annual free throw contest hosted by the local Knights of Columbus returns to Detroit Lakes on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. The contest, which is open to boys and girls between the ages of 9-14, will be held in the gymnasium of Holy Rosary School. It is open to the public.

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2021 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The local competition will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Holy Rosary School gymnasium.

The Knight of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, 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 are eligible to participate, and will compete in their respective age divisions. In 2020 more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact Jim Wolf at 218-847-2855 or 841-0547.

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 and communities, culture of life, families and youth.

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