Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge


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St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 will again host this years’s Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge, an open-goal penalty kick competition, on Saturday, September 13th at the Huntley Park District Rec Center (in the open area to the south of the Cosman Center) from 8:00 AM -Noon.

The competition is open to boys and girls ages 9-14.

This event will be held in conjunction with the Huntley Park District Team Picture Day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the Soccer Challenge?

The Soccer Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 13th, registration and competition from 8 am – noon; tiebreakers (if any) from noon-1 pm.

Where will the Soccer Challenge take place?

The Soccer Challenge will take place outside the Huntley Park District Rec Center, 12015 Mill Street, Huntley IL 60142.

 What is the Soccer Challenge

The Soccer Challenge is an open goal penalty kick competition, for boys and girls, ages 9-14 (age as of September 1, 2014). Proof of age is required.

All participants must register at the Soccer Challenge competition with their parent or guardian.

Athletes in high school should check with their school athletic directors or their state high school athletic associations regarding possible eligibility conflicts.

Who competes against whom

Each gender and age group within it will compete with one another with a separate champion to be determined for each gender and age group, as follows:

9 year old boys compete against one another for the 9 year old boys’ champion.

10 year old boys compete against one another for the 10 year old boys’ champion.

11 year old boys compete against one another for the 11 year old boys’ champion.

12 year old boys compete against one another for the 12 year old boys’ champion.

13 year old boys compete against one another for the 13 year old boys’ champion.

14 year old boys compete against one another for the 14 year old boys’ champion.


9 year old girls compete against one another for the 9 year old girls’ champion.

10 year old girls compete against one another for the 10 year old girls’ champion.

11 year old girls compete against one another for the 11 year old girls’ champion.

12 year old girls compete against one another for the 12 year old girls’ champion.

13 year old girls compete against one another for the 13 year old girls’ champion.

14 year old girls compete against one another for the 14 year old girls’ champion.


How will each participant compete?

Each participant will be allowed 3 practice kicks and 15 competition kicks on an open goal from the penalty kick line (“PK Line”), which is 12 yards from the goal line. Any contact with the ball counts as a kick. Points will be scored for any competition kick that results in the ball crossing the goal line. No points will be awarded for missed goals or kicking violations, which include stepping over the PK Line (or any tiebreaker line) prior to the kick. The participant with the highest score within each age and gender group will be the champion for that group.


The goal will be divided into 5 scoring zones, two upper corner triangles, two lower corner triangles and the area between the corner triangles.


Soccer layout

For each ball that goes through:


  • an upper corner triangle of the goal, 20 points will be scored;
  • a lower corner triangle of the goal, 10 points will be scored;
  • the area of the goal between the corner triangles, 5 points will be scored.


Council Champions can then compete at the District level; District Champions can then compete at the Regional Level, and Regional Champions can compete at the State level. Highest scores for each age and gender group from all State level competitions will be the International Champion for that age and gender group.

All issues regarding a kick, violation or interpreting the competition rules will be resolved by the judges and Soccer Challenge Chair and are final.

 What can the participants win or receive?

Champions will receive a Champion’s certificate and plaque. Each participant who does not become a champion will receive a Participant certificate. Council champions will be announced at the end of the Council competition and will be published as soon as possible after that competition at this same web site.

 How are tiebreakers handled?

The tied competitor will be allowed 3 kicks from 3 yards behind the PK Line under same rules as regular competition. If still tied, the tied competitors will be allowed 3 more kicks from 6 yards behind the PK Line at the line of the goal box known as “the 18”; if still tied after those next 3 kicks, each tied competitor will have 3 more kicks from the 18 for each round until the tie is broken.

For additional information, please contact Guy DeMaertelaere, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 847-712-0444 or


An Important Message from our General Agent Ken Basel……

The Knights of Columbus Field Agent Convention wrapped up in Omaha Nebraska, over the weekend. There were many great classes, vendors, and speakers!!!

Two major changes you should know about:

A new Accelerator Term Policy was announced.

Also, the current Long Term Care Insurance Policy will be changing and the sign up DEADLINE is JULY 21st 2014.

If you’ve ever thought about or are currently thinking about getting covered with Long Term Care Insurance, please contact me at 815-321-2847 or

Tee It Up for “Our Sister Parish in Haiti” at our Knights of Columbus “Chari-Tee” Golf Outing


St. Mary Church’s Annual “Chari-Tee” golf outing and dinner will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Crystal Woods Golf Club, Routes 47 and 176, in Woodstock. Proceeds from event will benefit our Sister Parish in Leger-Matheux, Haiti.

Cost: $125 
Per Golfer (includes cart, range balls, green fees, awards and dinner)

Dinner Only: $25
for additional guest joining us for dinner.  Dinner starts after golf is completed at approximately 6:00 PM.

Please select from below and “Add to Cart” for each choice

For additional information, please visit the Golf Outing Information Page.

Or complete the following registration form and return with your payment, to the sign-up table in the narthex, drop off at the church office, or mail to Rick Summerville, 626 Kendallwood Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Local businesses interested in sponsoring a hole or donating prizes – Click here
Hole Sponsorship form (PDF Download)

Please contact Rick Summerville with any questions at

Crystal Woods Golf Club
Rt 47, Woodstock, IL

Registration starts at 11:30 AM
Shotgun Start at 12:30 PM

Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Adoration

small KofC Adoration Hour

The members of our council have committed to  support Eucharistic Adoration in our parish.

We’ve committed to a one-hour time slot each week. If  50 of our Brother Knights sign up to help one hour a year (even if it’s above your own personal  Adoration commitment), you  would only need to provide this extra hour once a year!

Our assigned time slot is 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM weekly on Sundays. While this assignment is challenging, if we all pull together as a council, we would be setting an excellent example to men in our parish. This is a great opportunity for quiet reflection with the Lord.

We ask that you prayerfully consider contributing one extra hour to support our  council’s commitment to our Parish.

You will need a passcode to enter the chapel since the building is secure. Please contact SK Don Moore at 847-836-1632 if you would like to volunteer or you can email Don at


Click here to sign up for Eucharistic Adoration

2014 Free Throw Championship – Saturday January 11

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Centegra Healthbridge Fitness Center
9 a.m. to noon

Since 1972, councils around the country have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. 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 province levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.

Questions? Email Phil Miller at or Jerry O’Sullivan at

Illinois Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship website

Order your Knight’s Shirts and Other Apparel Here

We have a new vendor!  Thank you to our new brother Paul Claps at KC Printing!

KC Print

You can now order your St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 KofC shirts by clicking the picture below.

St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 KofC Apparel Store

To see the merchandise, you will need to create an account if you don’t already have one (click “Create an account” next to “Login” button) or just login using your existing account information.

You can also find the website in the upper right of the Home page, and also on the Links page.

Congratulations to our newest Fourth Degree Knights

Grand Knight Dan Quirk, center, is joined by our newest Knights of Columbus in the Fourth Degree. Pictured (l-r): Anthony Santerelli, Phil Miller, Phil Riccio, and Charlie Andrews.

Four Brother Knights, from St. Mary Huntley Council 11666 completed their Fourth Degree Exemplification on Saturday, April 13, at the Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire.  Congratulations to Brothers Charlie Andrews, Phil Miller, Phil Riccio, and Anthony Santerelli.

Jerry O’Sullivan Knight of the Month – January 2013

At the January meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Jerry O’Sullivan Knight of the Month.  Their selection recognizes his work making the council’s 2013 Free Throw Championship a successful event for the boys and girls, ages 10-14, who participated in the event held January 12th at Centegra Healthbridge Fitness in Huntley.

Jerry was the co-Chairman of the event and also assumed the responsibility of coordinating with the parents of the council champions of the individual age brackets for participation at the district level competition held at St. Margaret Mary School Gym on Saturday, February 16th.

Brad Lauinger Knight of the Month December 2012

At the December meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Brad Lauinger as Knight of the Month for December 2012 recognizing his efforts arranging the Council Family Christmas Party.  Brad, as host for the council, made sure the 100 plus council family members had a great time, especially the youngsters who enjoyed having Santa visit the party and pass out gifts.  During the evening, Brad also made time for everyone to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of the infant Jesus.

As Brad planned for the evening festivities, he insured there was a wide variety of food and treats by working with local business in the community as well as the Knight’s families who brought food to compliment the main course.  Also, Brad arranged to have members of the St. Mary of Huntley Choir to lead the record number of attendees in singing Christmas Carols to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit.

Dave Parmer Knight of the Month for November 2012

At the November meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666, the trustees selected Sir Knight Dave Parmer as Knight of the Month recognizing his efforts coordinating the parking lot fund raising operation at the Old St. Mary’s Church parking lot during the annual festival held in Huntley the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day.

Parking close to the site of this activity was at a premium and Dave coordinated efforts of the Knights of Columbus to provide parking for those coming to the Village of Huntley for this activity.  The funds raised are used to support the many local charitable activities sponsored by the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council #11666.