January Update Letter

Free Throw Championship History

  • Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14.

  • Beginning in 2013, the Supreme Council opened the Free Throw Chapionship to all boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14.

  • The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or province levels. From there, some make it to t he international level for championship competition in their group.

Now is the time to order your Free Throw Championship Kits from Supreme.

Don't miss out on this important Youth Activity for your council.

Follow these 8 steps to insure a successful Free Throw Competition

  1. Appoint a Free Throw Chairman

  2. Order a Free Throw Kit (FT-KIT) – This can be ordered on the Supreme website (www.kofc.org) under Programs tab click on community, then scroll down to Free Throw Championship and click on it.

  3. Council should reserve a Gym to hold the competition

  4. Council Competition - in the month of January

  5. District Competition - in the month of February

  6. Reginal Competition – in the month of March

  7. State Final Championship – in the month of April

  8. Councils NEED to be Safe Environment Compliant to host this event

More information will follow this Fall. This is not only a Fun Family Activity but a Great Recruitment Opportunity! Have Recruitment Material and Members available to answer questions.

Also don't forget to complete the Free Throw Participation Report Form by January 31st.

Wayne Bukovic & Joseph Frontera

Free Throw Co-Chariman

Free Throw Contest Information Letter - 7/1/20

Contest Forms & Info

Local Contest Information

  • Regional Contest Information

Illinois State Council 2020 Reginal Free Throw Competition