All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Camden Rhame City Arena on Broad Street. It will be held on Saturday, Jan 30 with practice and registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. and contest start at 1 p.m..
The championship, sponsored by the Knights since 1972, is to promote youth activity and enjoyment. All contestants will attempt 15 free throws. In the event of a tie, a five shot tie-breaker "Shootout" will be implemented until a clear winner emerges in each age and gender group. Competition will be by individual brackets and we especially invite more girls to participate due to past experience with no contestants in some age brackets.
Aside from giving youth and their families the opportunity to have fun, the championship also gives winners the opportunity to participate in the regional contest in February and the state competition in March. Scores from the state competitions are used to determine international champions.
No entry fee is required and age eligibility is based on participants’ ages as of Jan 1, 2016. Entry forms are available at the Kershaw County Recreation Department on West DeKalb Street in Camden. Contestants may also register the day of the event with the permission and signature of a parent.
For more information call Craig Deluhery at 438-5493.