Knights returning with soccer challenge

By: By Knights of Columbus

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge later this month.

The local competition will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hobbton High School soccer field on U.S. 701 South of Newton Grove. In the event of inclement weather a rain date is set for Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the same location.

The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competitions.

International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters in New Haven, Conn., based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age division. 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 Knights of Columbus Council 7259, Florentino Rodriguez at 919-262-9781 or by e-mail at Also, try contacting Walter Carey at 919-631-9202 or by email at if Rodriguez cannot be reached.

The Knights of Columbus are an international Catholic, family and fraternal service organization with over 1.9 million members in over 16,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 74 million volunteer hours and $185 million to charitable and benevolent causes. Sponsoring projects to benefit their Church, communities, councils, Culture of Life, families and youth.

Event slated for Sept, 23 at Hobbton High

By Knights of Columbus

Reach the Dr. John C. Monk Council No. 7259 at 919-631-9202.

Reach the Dr. John C. Monk Council No. 7259 at 919-631-9202.