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Knights of Columbus youth free throw contest is Sunday

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 11:03 a.m. CDT

NEWTON — Newton’s local level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is Sunday at the Newton YMCA The contest begins at 1:30 p.m.

The national youth program is for boys and girls, ages 10 to 14.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

For entry forms or additional information contact Tim Bloom at (641) 521-1848.

The local winners advance from Newton to  district, and state competitions. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions.

Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the Knights of Columbus free throw contest.

With more than 1.7 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people.