Cohoes Council No. 192 Knights of Columbus hosted
the 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship contest on Jan. 14
for girls and boys ages 9 to 14 at the Cohoes Community Center.
winners are: Gabriella Hartman, 9; Charlie Gendron, 10; Julia Hartman,
10; Bryce Hancock, 11; Julia Marcil, 11; Jake Doemel, 12; Dominick
Hartman, 13; and Brooke Curtin, 14.
The event was organized by Ken Burns
of the Cohoes Knights of Columbus, along with volunteers from the Cohoes
Girls Varsity basketball team, including head coach Morgan Blizinski,
assistant coaches Pedro Cradle and Bailei Tetrault, and players Sam
Dayter and Riley Hansbury.
"We're thankful to the Cohoes Community
Center and the parents and volunteers that helped make the annual
contest fun for the kids," said Ken Burns, Cohoes Knights of Columbus
Chancellor, in a release. "It's important for local community
organizations to offer fun and family-friendly activities that help
support the community."
Participants in this contest competed at the
local level with winners advancing to district and potentially state
competitions. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic
family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in
14,500 local councils.