KofC to hold free throw event

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The competition will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the St. John Neumann Church gym, 708 Milford Road (off Route 101A), Merrimack. Registration is at the start of the event, and there is no cost to participate.

Winners progress to the state competition. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation, and trophies are provided for council champions.

All boys and girls 9-14 are eligible, and will compete in their respective age divisions. Since its beginning in 1972, more than 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest.

Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $162 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youths.

For more information, email Eric Dano at evdano@comcast.net.