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Manitoba State Basketball Free Throw Competition -  Summary March 20, 2014

Basketball State 2014 Winners

Thank you to all our volunteers who helped make the 2014 Manitoba State Free Throw Competition a  resounding success.  Special thank you our State Basketball Convenor Don Petsche  and his support team, the squires group with Ed Balskie,   the dedicated volunteers  form  the St. Martyr and St. Emile Knights of Columbus Councils, the canteen volunteers, and the Manitoba State officers  who continue to be involved with our Basketball Free Throw Competition.

For  2014,  our Manitoba State  Basketball Competition had a  total of 103  participants ,  representing 11 Knights of Columbus Districts  throughout Manitoba. Thank you to our out of  town coordinators, Victor Sorochuk from Roblin and Mike Anderson from Virden,  who coordinated the competition in their respective communities  on the same  day. A  total of 18  medals were awarded  for  first, second and  third  in  each age  categories, 9 years old  to 14  years old,  boys  and  girls. First  place in each  category also received a brand new basketball, courtesy Manitoba State. Thank you to Manitoba State for all the support. Also , for the first time this year, we started our  competition one hour earlier, at  9h00 a.m. instead of  10: 00 a.m.,   as per recommendation from last year. The  new time  was generally very well received. Your suggestions are welcomed to help make the 2015  competition even better.

The next Manitoba State Basketball Free Throw Competition is  planned for  March 14, 2015, same location at  Holy Cross Gymnasium, 290 Dubuc Street, St. Boniface,registration at 8h 00 a.m., competition  at  9h00 a.m., awards at 10h 00 a.m.

Manitoba State Basketball Free Throw Competition
March 14, 2015

Please note, another  event in May  is the  Winnipeg Gold Eyes Faith Night on Friday May 30th  at  7:00 p.m. For  registration information, call  Regan Katz  at  Winnipeg Gold Eyes,  telephone number  204-956-3224 or  e-mail Regan at  rkatz@gldeyes.com .This  is a great opportunity to thank our  altar servers  for their commitment and  service. Gold Eyes games outing  can also be planned  for Sunday afternoon games  in May and June.. Contact Regan at the Winnipeg  Gold Eyes office for other game outing opportunities.

State Advocate's Report on Free Throw Competition

You may  also visit our Knights of Columbus website or contact Gilbert Dupuis at ghdupuis@shaw.ca  or by telephone at 479-2562.

Vivat Jesus
Gilbert Dupuis
Manitoba State Youth Director