Kensington – For the first time in a number of years, the provincial Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship was held at KISH in Kensington. The championship started at 1 pm on Saturday, April 1st and included 9 to 14 year old boys and girls from parts east and west on PEI. Each contestant attempted 25 free throws, with the highest scores for the day among the girls being Laura MacDougall of Stanley Bridge with 19 made free throws, and among the boys being Matthew Clark ok Kensington with 21 made free throws.
The provincial champions were presented trophies by Knights of Columbus State Deputy, Jazz Poirier. The provincial free throw champions are as follows:
Age Girls Champion
9 Sophie Campbell
10 Laura MacDougall
11 Grace Anne Lord
12 Emily Ann MacLean
13 Hillary Murray
14 Kirsten Kouwenberg
Age Boys Champion
9 Seth Bulger
10 Quinn Harrington
11 Matthew Clark
12 Canyon Clarke
13 Zach Andrew
14 Matthew Antle
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and provincial competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state/provincial-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Please contact your local Knights of Columbus council to enquire about competitions in your area.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, culture of life, families and youth.
Picture Enclosed: 2017 Provincial Free Throw Champions:
Back row – L-R: Emily Ann MacLean, Zach Andrew, Hillary Murray, Kirsten Kouwenberg, Canyon Clarke and Matthew Antle
Front row – L-R: K of C Jazz Poirier, Laura MacDougall, Matthew Clark, Quinn Harrington, Seth Bulger, Grace Anne Lord, Sophie Campbell and K of C Shawn McCarvill
For more info, contact Shawn McCarvill, Council and Provincial Free Throw Chairman – 836-5029