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Knights of Columbus Youth Basketball Free Throw Championship

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All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2019 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on Monday, January 21 at the Fr. Tolton Catholic High School gym, located at 3351 E. Gans Rd., Columbia, MO. Registration will begin at 10:30 AM and the competition will follow immediately.


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 9 to 14 years old as of January 1, 2019 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.


All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact the Columbia Council 1529 Youth Activities Coordinator Mike Fulca at or (573) 657-0086. Entry forms are also available for download via the above link.


The Knights of Columbus in an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in more than 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

Ronald McDonald House 12/1/2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Council #1529 provided a meal for the Ronald McDonald House based upon a casserole recipe supplied by the Wehner family.  The menu consisted of a casserole, salad, and freshly baked brownies with additional casseroles prepared and frozen in case inclement weather forces a hosting organization to cancel.  This frozen meal is then prepared by the Ronald McDonald staff as the house serves three meals a day, 365 days a year.  In attendance were Dean and Gretchen Gregory, Brian McKeage, Chris and Renee Pearman, and Adam and Christine Wehner.  During this 3-hour event, we had the opportunity to hear from a resident that had been at the house for the last three weeks while her child was receiving care at Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  The homecooked meals allowed her to spend time with her child at the hospital and not have to worry about eating out and the associated costs.  As the chairperson, I look forward to providing this service every quarter in 2019 and after hearing the positive responses we received from both the staff and resident concerning dinner, I foresee a very successful partnership with this philanthropy. 


Thank you to all the volunteers for your help.


Adam Wehner

Inside Guard

RMcD House Chair



In October, Columbia Council 1529, Newman Center Council 7231, and Sacred Heart Council 14414 for Columbia, MO, presented 12 cases of coats for the Columbia School District for distribution to needed children.