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Local Knights of Columbus to sponsor youth free-throw contest

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. The local competition will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Kimball Elementary School gym.

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 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. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 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 call Fritz Hoffman at (320) 309-9235. Please leave a name and call-back number if no answer.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with more than 1.8 million members in 14,500 local councils. Last year Knights donated more than
70 million volunteer hours and $162 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families, and youth.