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YOUTH BASKETBALL: TIOGA HOSTING 'DANIEL MANWARING' KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY (2024-01-08)

The Sports Reports
TIOGA CENTER — All boys and girls, ages 9 through 14, are eligible to participate in the annual “Daniel Manwaring” Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships here Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

This is the 9th annual contest, and again is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Manwaring, a long-time volunteer coach who died in 2014.  Organizers hope to remind the community of Dan's spirit and enthusiasm for youth sports.

Registration and warm-ups start at 12:00. Admission is free. You can also pre-register at freethrowcontest@gmail.com.

All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing from the local competition to the N.Y. State championship in April at West Point.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Winners receive a plaque and move on to the next level of competition. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

Several competitors from the “Manwaring” local competition have advanced to the state finals.

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The local contest is sponsored by Blessed Trinity Council #251 with members from four
Catholic Churches in Tioga County. With more than 2 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.

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