Free Throw Contest

posted Dec 20, 2013, 3:50 PM by Keith Biegert   [ updated Dec 20, 2013, 3:57 PM ]
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. This year the competition is expanded to include 9 year old children.  The local competition sponsored by: Knights of Columbus Msgr. Michael A. Carey Council #6650 will be held:

When: Saturday January 11, 2014
9:00am Registration & Warm Up / 9:30am Competition
Location: St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center
804 High House Rd. Cary 27513

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions.  International champions are announced by the K of C headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions.  All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions.  Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest. 

Here is the registration form   

All registration forms must be signed by a parent or guardian.
For more information go to email or call Rick Scherer at 919-465-0602
Please note: entrants may compete in only one local competition.
Children 9-11 will shoot women’s regulation-size basketball from 12 feet.  12-14 year old children will shoot from 15 feet.  Girls will use women’s regulation-size basketballs, boys will use men’s regulation-size balls.  All shooters will get three warm up shots followed by 15 consecutive shots.  Tie breakers will be five shots each until a winner is determined.