Free Throw contest for kids – February 2

by beth on January 23, 2019

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Above: Knights of Columbus are encouraging kids to show off their shooting skills.
(image from old competition guide)

Knights of Columbus Southborough is holding its annual Free Throw Competition for 9-14 year old boys and girls. This winter, it’s taking place almost a month later than in recent years.

The event is free fun. But for some kids, it’s also a big deal.

K of C free throw - state 2018

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Age group winners move on to the district competition with a chance at regional and state competitions February – April. (If the winner cannot attend the next level, the runner-up gets the spot.)

Last spring, two Southborough residents made it all the way to the state with one taking home the championship trophy for his age group. (You can read more about that here.)

Come prepared when you bring the kids that night. Because of the stakes, players are required to show proof of age, show parental consent, and provide an email contact. You will also need to complete a registration form. (Note: participants in the Southborough chapter’s competition must be Southborough residents.)

The competition takes place on Saturday, February 2nd at Trottier Middle School. Registration opens at 3:00 pm with shooting starting at 3:30.

Details of the competition are the same as in past years:

  • S KofC Free Throw flyer 2019

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    Players get 3 warm-ups followed by 15 shots
  • 12-14 year-olds shoot from foul line
  • 9-11 year-olds shoot from 12 feet
  • Boy and Girl winner and runner up are selected by best score for each age
  • Tie breaker(s) – 5 shots each until a winner and runner-up are determined

For more details on the rules, see the kofc competition guide’s rules and regs pages. (You can see the full guide book here.)

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