|YOUTH BASKETBALL: FOURTH ANNUAL DAN MANWARING KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR JAN. 6 (2017-12-14)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — The fourth annual Dan Manwaring Local Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will be held Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. here in the high school gym. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Admission is free.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, chapter, regional, state, and international 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 contest.
The event is held in memory of Daniel Manwaring, a long-time volunteer coach who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging. Organizers hope to remind the community of Dan's spirit and enthusiasm for youth sports.
All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.
The local contest is sponsored by Blessed Trinity Council #251 with members from four Catholic Churches in Tioga County. With more than 1.9 million members worldwide, 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. In 2016, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $177.5 million to charity and rendered 75 million hours of volunteer service.
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