Postponed – Free Throw contest for kids – January 23 (Updated-Again)

Knights of Columbus' annual contest for 9-14 year olds will again offer a chance at state glory

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.  

The event is free fun. But for some kids, it’s also a big deal. KofC is resuming the state competitions.

In 2020, the tourney was interrupted by Covid. Since then, the chapter has only offered a local event for hometown bragging rights.

This year, age group winners will again 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.)

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 Monday, January 23rd at Trottier Middle School. Registration opens at 6:00 pm with shooting starting at 6:30.

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

  • 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 (no warm-ups)

For more details on the rules, see the kofc competition guide’s rules and regs pages in the playbook here.

Updated (1/9/23 2:01 pm): I initially mislabled the 23rd as a Saturday. It’s a Monday evening.

Updated (1/23/23 10:54 am): Due to today’s weather the event will be rescheduled. The new date is TBD.

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