Knights of Columbus Sponsor 2019 Free Throw Championship for Youth
Boys and girls ages 9 - 14 in the Apex area are invited to participate in the local level of the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. This year, the competition will be held Saturday, February 23 beginning at 9:30 am in the St. Mary Magdalene Church gymnasium. (Gym will be available for practice shots beginning at 8:30 am.) Winners of the local, council-level competition in each age group will earn prizes and have a chance to compete for district-level honors beginning at noon.
District-level winners will be invited to participate in the State Free Throw Championship on Saturday, March 9 in Burlington, NC.
Entry forms will be available at the event or can be downloaded here. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
About the Championship: The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through council, district,and state-level competitions. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.
Council-level Competition Rules: Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul lines.
Ages 9, 10, 11 (Boys & Girls Competitions): Use a women’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from a 12-foot foul line at a 10-foot-high basket. (NOTE: The normal foul line is 15 feet from the basket. Foul lines at 12 feet from the basket for 10- and 11-year-old divisions will be clearly marked.)
Ages 12, 13, 14 (Girls Competitions): Use a women’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet from a 10-foot-high basket.
Ages 12, 13, 14 (Boys Competitions): Use a men’s regulation-size basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet from a 10-foot-high basket.
To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws. No warm-up tosses are permitted for the tie-breaker rounds. Successive rounds of five free throws each continue until a winner emerges.
For additional information, contact Council 7186’s Community Programs Director, David Tate, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 980-428-1750.
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Council 7186 in Apex, NC is one of 17,000 Knights of Columbus councils that make up the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 to assist working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, today the approximately two million members of the Knights put their faith into action through a broad range of charitable causes locally, nationally and internationally with financial contributions and hands-on service.