All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 pm at the St. Peter’s Center gymnasium on Russell Street, Great Barrington.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Mt. Everett Council 513, The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is an annual event, 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 over 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 contact: Gabe Starczewski at 413-528-5468 or Skip Del Vaglio at 413-528-2308.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

(press release sent to WSBS from the Knights of Columbus for online and on-air use)