|FOURTH ANNUAL DAN MANWARING KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR SATURDAY (2018-01-03)
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
The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Admission is free.
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.
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.
contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental
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
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