Attention, all youth basketball players! It’s time to test your shooting skills! Knights of Columbus Council 14360 (St. Matthew Church, Norwalk) will be hosting its annual basketball Free Throw Championship on Friday night, January 10, 2014 at All Saints Catholic School’s gym (139 West Rocks Road, Norwalk). Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for registration, with the competition beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m.
The contest is open to all girls and boys between the ages of 10-14. There is no fee for entering and no need to pre-register. All participants must be accompanied by a parent.
For 10 and 11 year-old participants, the free throw line will be a slightly shorter distance…12 feet (other age groups shoot from the regular 15 feet distance). 12-14 year-old boys will use a full size (29.5″) ball; all other participants will use a 28.5″ ball.
Prizes will be awarded to male and female winners in each age division! Both the male and female winners of every individual age group will receive a brand-new basketball as well as a voucher for pizza slices and a drink at Lou’s Pizza, 115 New Canaan Avenue, Norwalk.
Winners will then have a chance to move on to other levels of competition with a chance for further shooting success.
Click on the link below to access an entry form, if you would like to fill it out before arriving (there will also be forms available in person on the night of the contest):
On a chilly Thanksgiving morning when everyone was taking a break from their everyday lives to give thanks, members of Knights of Columbus Council 14360 and their fellow parishioners at St. Matthew Church were given an extra reason to be thankful- a very special visit from Bishop Frank Caggiano, the recently installed Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bridgeport.
Bishop Caggiano was warmly welcomed to Norwalk by Monsignor Walter Orlowski and the people of St. Matthew’s as he presided over the 9:00 a.m. Mass. An Honor Guard of Sir Knights from Assembly 100 along with their Brother Knights from Council 14360 helped with the proceedings. After sharing some inspiring words with attendees at Mass, Bishop Caggiano graciously greeted numerous parishioners, all of whom won’t soon forget this very special Thanksgiving day.
Photo credit: Carmel McCarthy Warren-Bowron