The local Knights of Columbus will sponsor a basketball free throw championship for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 on Saturday. Jan. 18 at the Shelton Intermediate School gym, 675 Constitution Blvd. North. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Participants will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants at the Shelton event will be recognized for their participation by the local Knights of Columbus Bernardo Council No. 1350. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. To pre-register or for additional information, contact John Niski at 203-924-6877 or email@example.com. Winners progress to regional competition 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 Knights international headquarters based on scores from the state level competitions. Last year, more than 179,000 youngsters participated in over 3,000 local competitions.