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Free Throw Champsionship

January 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


(EVENT) : Free Throw Championships (LOCATION) : Mission San Luis Rey Basketball Courts (PURPOSE) : Youth Activity (ORGANIZER) : TBD

detailed information can be found:

Date: Saturday January 7, 2023


Boys and Girls Ages 9-14, (Eligibility is determined by age as of January 1, 2023)Hosted by: Knights of Columbus #3162 of Mission San Luis Rey https://kofc3162.org/freethrow


Since 1972, local Knights of Columbus councils have sponsored the Free Throw Championship all across the country for boys and girls from the ages of 9 to 14 to provide an athletic outlet and encourage the values of sportsmanship and healthy competition.  Kids compete within their own gender and age and progress from the local level to district, regional and state competitions.  Before the pandemic, in 2019 more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions

DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2023
TIMES: Player registration: 09:00 AM , Competition: 09:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Awards:   Immediately Following Competition
LOCATION: Mission San Luis Rey Basketball Courts
4070 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057 – Outdoor Basketball Courts are located off Parish Way past the Scholarship Prep Charter School and before the Mission Church rear parking lot. gps: 33.233325, -117.316485
COST: Free! – No Entry Fee, Just bring Smiles and have FUN!
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all boys and girls in the Greater North County area Ages 9–14 (as of January 1, 2023). Proof of Age required: Must be present when competition begins.
ENTRY /SIGN UP: No pre–signup is required but is recommended. Players can sign up the day of the event
from 9:00-9:30 am (registration will close promptly at 9:30) at the check-in table
on the Official Entry Form which requires parental consent. Bring a parent to sign and proof of age!
Pre-Registration Form Please reserve a spot for your child / children and complete the Register here form for each child.
Questions: EMAIL Program Chair
Volunteers: contact BK Don Watters chairman for volunteer opportunities at dcwatters@aol.com or 714.832.7881 https://kofc3162.org/freethrow
Competition Rules: Review Here
Floor Plan: coming soon
Qualifier The top three winners in each age group will advance to the District Championship. Time and location TBD.


Posters, Brochures and Press Release’s to be distributed can be downloaded here:
Horizontal Poster
Vertical Poster
Free Throw Contest Information Brochure
2023 Free Throw Contest Entry and Scoresheet
Free Throw Contest Press Release

Council Christmas Party – Friday Dec 9 5-8pm:
Please bring the family and enjoy the festivities. The council will provide the main course of ham and turkey. We ask those attending to bring a side dish or dessert. Activities will include an “Ugly” Sweater Contest (prize to be awarded). PGK Austin and Lady Luz will be hosting a White Elephant gift exchange event. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped unisex gift between $20-$30. We will also be raffling off 2 gift baskets as well.  We will be collecting wrapped toys for the “Toys for Tots” program and there will also be an “Angel Tree” in which you pick a name for someone in need to fulfill their gift request (Loretto House). And last but not least, there will be a visit from Santa Claus (so be good for goodness sake). The dress code will be holiday casual. Please respond if you plan on bringing a side dish or dessert and what it is. Any questions or concerns, please give me a call at (760) 814-5515 or email: dragon_blue_64@yahoo.com Hope to see all of you there. Take care and God Bless.


Aug 2023 Golf Tournament – details coming soon, contact BK Dave Austin chairman for volunteer opportunities and details at davidlaustin1965@gmail.com or 760.917.6439 website https://kofc3162.org/golf/

As we look forward to 2023, we are again asking for your critical support to continue our Ministries knowing that they make a difference in many, many lives here in our community. In advance, I want to say thank you for your consideration and donating your time and resources in supporting our Knights of Columbus Council and these charities. Please check back often for Tournament Updates, Registration, Sponsorships, Donation forms will be available shortly.



PRAYER LIST (Deus Vobiscum)

  • For Pope Francis and the Holy Catholic Church and for Brother Knights
  • Canonization of Fr Michael J. McGivney
  • Remembering those knights and family members who are sick or in distress and need our prayers. They are listed here:
  • Council #3162 Deployed Military Council members, for Brother Knights: – Fernando Acuna, Tim Daniels, Ron Harvey, Don McClelland, Al Rowe, Tom Reising, George Rovetto, & Don Schweibold.
  • Prayers for the following Priests: Nestor Almazan, Fr. Luis Guzman, Fr. Jorge Hernandez, Fr. Louis Khoury, Fr. Peter Kirwin, Fr. Armando Lopez, Fr. Arturo Lopez, and Fr. Ed Sarrazin

Knight of the Month –  Ed Bagon

Family of the Month – Don & Lori Watters









Thank you to all Veterans and Brother Knights that came out and volunteered their time


Knights of Columbus
San Luis Rey de Francia Council #3162
PO Box 5162
Oceanside, CA 92052  

























The Official Newsletter of the Mission San Luis Rey Parish
Knights of Columbus Council #3162




January 7, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
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Mission San Luis Rey Basketball Courts
4070 Mission Ave
oceanside, CA 92057 United States
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