Friday, 04 September 2009 00:00
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Jericho Jayhawk Booster Association hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 12, at George A. Jackson Elementary School, 58 Maytime Drive, Jericho, from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. The rain date for the event will be Sept. 26. The competition is free and open to boys and girls who will be between the ages of 8 and 15 as of Dec. 31. Volunteers are also needed to help run the competition.
No cleats are permitted and a copy of each participant’s birth certificate must be presented at registration.
Entry forms are available online at NFLyouthfootball.com
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. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 of the current year.
The top finishers from each of eight age groups at the local competition will be hosted and announced at a Jericho varsity football game and advance to a Sectional competition. The winner at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top four scores from the pool of Section Champions advance to the New York Jets or Giants Team Championship to be held at Giants Stadium at an NFL Game.
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 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 competed in NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, including top former and current NFL quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Drew Bledsoe.
The National NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition is administered by NFL Properties LLC. This local Punt, Pass & Kick (Local PPK) 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 PPK or will have any liability or responsibility for any claims arising in connection with participation in the Local PPK. 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.