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 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.
Ages 10 and 11 (boys & girls) use a women’s regulation-sized basketball and shoot from a 12-foot foul line. Ages 12, 13, and 14 (girls) use a women’s regulation-sized basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line, 15 feet from the basket. Ages 12, 13, and 14 (boys) use a men’s regulation-sized basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line, 15 feet from the basket. At the Council level each contestant shoots 15 consecutive Free Throws. At the District and State level each contestant shoots 25 consecutive Free Throws.
Competition at the District level is held in February. Competition at the State level is held in March. The Council and District levels may be held at the same time. Plaques are given for the Council level winners. Medallions are given for the District level winners. Trophies are given for the State level winners.