Free Throw Championship


Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls from the ages of 9 to 14 to provide an athletic outlet and encourage the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition. Kids compete within their own gender and age and progress from local level to district, regional and state/province competitions. 

2023 Free Throw Championship

Council Free Throw Championship

Saint Agatha Council #11311 is once again holding our Council championship on February 12, 2023 in the Saint Agatha gym. All children ages 9-14 are welcome to participate. Registration will begin at 1:30PM and participants can warm up during this time as well. The contest will begin at 2:00PM and will continue until all participants have finished. We would like to have you remain in the gym until the contest has concluded so that we can recognize the winners and take a group photo. 

The basketballs to be used in the competition will be provided by the Saint Agatha Knights of Columbus. Boys ages 9, 10, and 11 and all girls use a women's regulation-size basketball (28.5" or Size 6) and Boys ages 12, 13, and 14 will use a men's regulation-size basketball (29.5" or Size 7). Ages 9, 10, and 11 will shoot from a foul line that is 12 feet from the basket and Ages 12, 13, and 14 will shoot from the regulation foul line of 15 feet.

Any questions should be directed to Jeff Dury at or 614-886-3575. 

District Free Throw Championship

The District Free Throw Championship that will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 in the McEwan Center gym at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter is located at 6899 Smoky Row Rd, Columbus, OH 43235. The McEwan Center is located directly behind St. Peter Church. 

Registration will begin at 2:30 PM and contestants will be allowed to warm up at the same time. The contest will begin promptly at 3:00 PM. We would like to have the winners remain until the end of the contest to be awarded their championship medals, but please let us know if that is not possible. The contest will take roughly about an hour to complete. 

The contest will begin with 9 year olds shooting first, then the 10 year olds, 11, 12, 13 and finishing with the 14 year olds. All contestants should be present at the start time of 3:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate as it will be needed for the District Level contest as well as the Regional and State contests. Please note that the basketballs to be used in the District, Regional and State contests will be supplied by the Knights of Columbus. The participant can bring their own ball to warm up with; however, the basketball that will be used during the competition will be supplied by the KofC.

Regional Free Throw Championship

The Regional Free Throw Championship will take place on Saturday March 4 at Bishop Ready High School. Details for that will be supplied to you if your child advances.

State Free Throw Championship

Details will be supplied to you if your child advances.