KofC Free Throw contest for kids – May 1

Above: Knights of Columbus are again 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.

2020 Free Throw (contributed photos)The event is free fun for basketball lovers. 

This year, the event is just about the love of the sport. (And maybe some bragging rights.)

Winners of the local competition won’t move on to compete in the traditional regional and state competitions.

Come prepared when you bring the kids that night. 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 Sunday, May 1st at Trottier Middle School. Registration opens at 2:00 pm with shooting starting at 2:30.

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

  • Free Throw 2022 flyerPlayers 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.)

Anyone with questions can contact Tom Gittins at 781-330-9186.

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