The Andover Townsman
---- — Andover 1078 Knights of Columbus is inviting all boys and girls ages 9 to 14 to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 10 Brook St., Andover.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, 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 ages 9 to 14 years 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 internationally.
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 Paul A. Dollard, grand knight, at 978-470-1476.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with more than 1.8 million members in 14,500 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $162 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their churches, councils, communities, culture of life, families and area youths.