Free Throw Shootout 2019 Info

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Dear Brother Knights and Families,

Your Council 689 will be holding a free throw shoot out on February 13, 2019 at 630 PM at Fr. Marquette Academy Gym and would like to invite your 9-14 year old child or grandchild to participate in the 689 Council Free Throw Shootout Competition for Fr. Marquette Academy students and Marquette area youth

You are also encouraged to come and cheer on the participants and also invited to help with the program to judge, score, rebound and with registration. Depending on the number of participants, we could need a minimum of 8 volunteers to cover two nets (2 scorers, 1 judge and 1 rebounder-please note there are 4 nets are available if needed, depending upon the number of participants). 

Please reply if interested to volunteer for this date of the dates below.

The shootout will be scored by brother Knights of Columbus and/or parents using the guidelines in the attached “Scoring and Rules” handout.

All participants will receive a certificate and winners of each age bracket will receive a medal. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

There are three levels of the competition for the tournament:

1. Knights of Columbus Council 689Free Throw Championship:

Place: Father Marquette Elementary School Gym, 500 South 4th Street Marquette, MI
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    >>>>>(in the event of another snow day, Feb 14, 2019 same time)<<<
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm, Registration at 6:00 pm, Shooting begins at 6:30pm until completed
Entries: All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition.

Please see the link or the attached for the sign-up form which the parents will need to either print and sign or complete at the time of the event. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/service/youth/freethrow/1598_Print.pdf

The Marquette Council 689 competition winners advance to the KofC District Championship Shootout, along with winners from other council competitions held in Gwinn, Harvey, Negaunee and Ishpeming. The winners of the District event can then advance to the KofC Diocesan Free Throw Championship to compete for the State Title. Dates and times are below:

KofC District Free Throw Championship

Place: Father Marquette Elementary School Gym, 500 South 4th Street Marquette
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Doors open at 8:30 am, Registration at 9:00 am,
Shooting from 10:00 am until completed.

KofC Diocesan Free Throw Championship

Place: Ishpeming School Gym
When: Sunday, March 10, 2019
Time: Doors open at 12:00 pm, Registration at 12pm,
Shooting from 1pm until completed.

The competition at each level is as follows:

Council level (February 13)-Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw attempts from the appropriate age-designated foul line. In the event of a tie each contestant receives five free throws and no warm-ups.

District and Regional level (Feb 16 and March 10)- Each contestant receives three warm-up tosses followed by 25 consecutive free throw attempts from the foul line. To break a tie, contestants take a second round of five free throws.

Thank you for your prayers and support of this event for our youth!

Vivat Jesus!

Msgr. Nolan B McKevitt Council 689
Marquette, MI

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