Free throw contest set for Jan. 26

December 31, 2013 

The Knights of Columbus Council 12085, is encouraging all Mountain Area boys and girls ages 9-14 to start practicing their basketball free throw shooting in preparation for the Youth Free Throw Championship Tournament at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Yosemite High School Harry Baker Gymnasium.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually by the Oakhurst Knights of Columbus, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.

All boys and girls, 9-14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. This is the first year that nine 9-year-old shooters will be allowed to participate.

Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 3,600 local competitions across the nation.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Certificates and prizes will be awarded to all winners. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $154 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

For entry forms or additional information contact: Tony Tucker, (559) 760-7406,

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