Suzanne Tennant
Our Lady of Guadalupe 4th grader, Kalen Standifer, shoots during The Knights of Columbus shoot out at OLG on Saturday.

Knights of Columbus Freethrow Shootout brought out young hoopsters

Youngsters from throughout the area gathered in West Seattle to compete in the Knights of Columbus shootout this past Saturday.

The free throw shooting action took place at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Life Center located at 3410 S.W. Myrtle Street.

It included basketball shooters from Our Lady of Guadalupe as well as St. Bernadette's of Burien.

The Knights of Columbus shootout is a national competition.

Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 (starting in the fraternal year 2013-2014)

The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.

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