Local Knights of Columbus and Elks to sponsor Youth Free Throw/Hoop Shoot Contest Jan. 13

January 2, 2013

The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council 7297 and the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 are sponsoring A Youth Free Throw/Hoop Shoot Contest at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13. All boys and girls ages 8 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition. The local competition will be held at the Sussex Family YMCA, Church Street, Rehoboth Beach.

The Knights of Columbus and Elks Free Throw Contest is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions.Those successful at the state level will progress to regional and possibly national competitions. All boys and girls will participate in their respective age group. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in more than 3,600 local competitions.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact; Knights Rich Duffy, 302-260-9575, Andy Palumbo, 302-645-9719, or Elk Wayne Becraft, 302-200-4728.              .

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 14,000 local councils. Last year the Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $154 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are distinctly American. With more than 850,000 members and 2,000 lodges nationwide, Elks are providing charitable services that help build stronger communities. Elks lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans.

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