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Knights of Columbus to hold free soccer challenge

Local Knights of Columbus Council No. 8702 will sponsor a free youth soccer challenge competition.

All boys and girls ages nine to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge. The local competition will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Clarke County Courthouse square in Osceola. Competition starts at 2:30 p.m. with registration starting at 2 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters in New Haven CT, based on scores from the state-level competitions.

All boys and girls ages nine to 14 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact: St. Bernard KofC Council No. 8702, Bernard Schade at 641-342-6317 or schade@iowatelecom.net.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in more than 14,500 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 70 million volunteer hours and $162 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, communities, councils, Culture of Life, families and youths.

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