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Oyster Fest To Host NFL LI Championship

The Oyster Bay Rotary and the Town of Oyster Bay announced that the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Long Island Championship (LIC) will take place during the Oyster Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the artificial turf athletic field at Theodore Roosevelt Park.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows boys and girls ages 6 to 15 to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Local qualifying events are held across Long Island during the summer, with the winners of the local events advancing to the LI championships Oct. 14 in Oyster Bay.

The top finishers from each of six age groups at the LIC will advance to the Regional competition, to be held at Met Life Stadium during a Jets pregame event. Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all team champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

“The Oyster Festival committee was looking for an opportunity to include the field as part of the Oyster Festival, as the field is the centerpiece of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park.  The NFL and TOB have been fantastic partners, and we are excited to add a youth athletic event to the festival,” said James Werner. “ After the official competition, we will open up the Punt, Pass & Kick event to the general public, allowing everyone to participate.”

To register for a local qualifying event, visit NFLPPK.com.

FYI: NFL Punt, Pass & Kick

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. A number of NFL players have completed in NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, including top former and current NFL quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Brett Farve.

The National NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition is administered by USA Football. This local Punt, Pass & Kick (Local PP&K) competition is officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, but none of the National Football League (NFL), its member clubs, NFL Ventures, L.P. or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries are sponsoring or operating the Local PP&K or will have any liability or responsibility for any claims arising in connection with participation in the Local PP&K. All NFL-related logos and marks, including, without limitation, the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick logo, are trademarks of the NFL or the respective member club.

The Oyster Festival attracts over 200,000 visitors. Its success is due to the dedication of members of the Oyster Bay Rotary who work on the event year-round and to the members of the LI  business community who sponsor the event, including by Verizon, the 2012 title sponsor.