Tioga County Sports Report for Penn York Valley




YOUTH BASKETBALL: ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR SATURDAY AT TIOGA (2019-01-01)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — The Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Free Throw Championship, held in memory of Dan Manwaring, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. here at the high school gymnasium. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and admission is free.

The competition is open to any athlete age 9 through 14.

Manwaring was a longtime volunteer youth basketball coach, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver while jogging in 2014. Organizers hope to remind the community of Dan's spirit and enthusiasm for youth sports.

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is held annually, with winners progressing through local, district, chapter, regional, state, and international competitions.  All boys and girls will compete in their respective age and gender divisions. Since its beginning in 1972, over 2.5 million youths have participated in the contest.

All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

The local contest is sponsored by Blessed Trinity Council #251 with members from four Catholic Churches in Tioga County. With more than 1.9 million members worldwide, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. In 2017, the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $185 million to charity and rendered 75 million hours of volunteer service.

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