Knights of Columbus sponsors youth basketball free throw contest


by: Bob Conochalla

Knight of Columbus

Notre Dame Council 10514 in Flagler Beach, Mother Seton Council 17480 in Palm Coast, and St. Mary’s Council 11961 in Bunnell hosted the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Carver Community Center in Bunnell on February 13, 2021. Florida. Local youth aged 9 to 14 attended the event. Eli Emanual, Carver Facilities Director, and Knights of Columbus volunteers were on hand to greet and register attendees. At the end of the competition, both the teenagers and the parents present were served hot dogs and chips to support them.

The winner from each age category has the opportunity to compete in the Regional Knights of Columbus basketball championship in Middleburg, Florida.

The Knights of Columbus are one of the world’s leading fraternal and service organizations, with 2 million members on more than 16,000 ward councils. Last year, Knights around the world donated more than 77 million hours of service and $ 187 million to charitable causes in their communities. The organization also provides financial services to groups and individuals, resulting in more than $ 112 billion in life insurance. Through her money management company Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, she invests in accordance with Catholic social doctrine. From helping children in need, to providing wheelchairs for the disabled, to helping food banks and providing premium, affordable insurance products to their members, the Knights of Columbus have served families and communities for more than 138 years.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 and over who are practical (ie, practicing) Catholics in association with the Holy See. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus, contact Brian Taylor, the local membership director, at (386) 263-7288 or email [email protected]. More information is available online at