Basketball Free Throw
A Higher Purpose
Offer an athletic outlet for youth ages 9 to 14 in your community. Councils can sponsor a competition by ordering a Free Throw Championship Kit, or volunteer to host and/or support the district, regional and state/province championships.
Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 to provide an athletic outlet and encourage the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition. Kids compete within their own gender and age and progress from local level to district, regional and state/province competitions. This program is a great way to introduce the Knights of Columbus to the community and recruit faithful family men of service.
We reach out to all the schools in our area to have students participate in this fun activity. Our council program run on a Saturday morning in mid-January. The winners then compete in our District competition and then winners compete in the Ottawa competition in mid-February.