The Knights of Columbus Council #3814 St. Joseph of New Milford/Oradell hosted their annual Council Youth Free Throw Contest on Saturday January 14th 2012 at St. Joseph’s School gym in Oradell. The event is open to all boys and girls in the community, ages 10 to 14 of age. Each contestant received 15 free throws and the best score from each age category and gender will represent the community at the next stage of the contest at the District #14 Championship on Saturday February 4th 2012 at St. Joseph Gym in Lodi. After the District Championship, winners from each category will move on to the Regional Championship and culminate at the State Championship in March. The event was a complete success and was made possible by volunteers from the Oradell/New Milford communities and Knights of Columbus council members. We, also had two past State Champions return and volunteer their time. Anna Kohli age 12 State Champion from 2008 / Troy Hughes age 14 State Champion from 2010.
The following are the winners from each age category:
Age 10 – Erin Maron, Oradell
Age 11 – Caroline Staff, Oradell
Age 12 – Justine Umali, Ridgewood
Age 14 - Claire Burke, Oradell
Age 10 – Chris Ahern, Oradell
Age 11 – Jack Concannon, Oradell
Age 12 – Joseph Criscuolo, New Milford
Age 13 – Michael Keating , Oradell
Every participant received a certificate of participation from the Knights of Columbus Council 3814 and a free meal voucher courtesy of Burger King of New Milford. The winners received a medal and special recognition at the end of the event. The Knights encourage youth in the area to compete next year and help represent their community at the State level. The council is very proud of of this year’s winners from each category and wishes them luck at the District #14 championship and possibly the Regional and State Championship in the future.