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Free Throw Championship

The local council Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored by St. Patrick Knights of Columbus. This annual event is normally held in January.

2024 Knights of Columbus Council
Free Throw Championship

Monday, January 15, 2024

6:00 p.m. registration
7:00 p.m. start shooting
St. Patrick Gym, 701 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385
Boys and Girls 9 – 14 years old as of January 1, 2024 (proof of age required)

This is the annual local council K of C Free Throw Championship sponsored by St. Patrick Knights of Columbus. There is no cost to participate, and you do not have to be a member of St. Patrick to compete. Please bring a copy of a birth certificate or other proof of age to the event. Three warm-up shots will precede 15 consecutive free throw attempts.  Winners will receive a trophy and qualify for the District K of C Free Throw Championship.

Entry forms will be filled out at the event. If you have questions, please contact Trevor Roe at 636-614-8267 or basketballplayer1551@yahoo.com.

(High school-age athletes should check with their school athletic directors or state high school athletic associations for possible eligibility conflicts. Contestants may compete in just one council K of C Free Throw Championship each year.)

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. In previous years, more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 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: Trevor Roe at 636-614-8267.

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.


(12-year-old) Stella Galeano came in 1st and (9-year-old) Kinsley Buenemann and (11-year-old) Molly Scherr came in 2nd at state. Each winner at regional and state got a trophy and there were about 6 competitors for each age group at regional and state. The Missouri State Free Throw Championship took place on Sunday, March 12th, at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, 3351 E. Gans Road, Columbia, MO.

The Regional Free Throw Championship had 3 winners from the St. Patrick Council Free Throw Championship, which should be tied for the most-represented council at the State Free Throw Championship in Columbia on March 12. (9-year-old) Kinsley Buenemann, (12-year-old) Stella Galeano, and (11-year-old) Molly Scherr are the 3 who won at Regionals.

Only two Knights of Columbus councils held a free throw championship so just one or two in each age group were represented at the District Free Throw Championship. District winners from St. Patrick: 9 year old boys Collin Earnest, 9 year old girls Kinsley Buenemann, 10 year old boys Sam Adler, 10 year old girls Sophia Meyer, 11 year old boys Will Wilson, 12 year old girls Stella Galeano, 14 year old boys Gavin Herbers. Regionals will be held on Feb. 24 at Sts. Joachim and Anne.