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Punt, Pass & Kick Sunday
RUMFORD -- Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Rumford Parks and Rumford Lodge of Elks #862 host an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Hosmer Field on Sunday.
The competition, free to boys and girls ages 6-15, begins at 9 a.m. for those ages 6-11, followed by 12-15 year olds. Registration is 30 minutes before competition starts. Each participant must fill out a registration form and have it signed by their parent or legal guardian. They also must give/provide a valid copy of their birth certificate in order to compete.
Entry forms available the day of the competition. Coaches of AYF football teams will also have copies of the forms as well.
This competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and place kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of December 31 of the current year.
The top finishers from each of eight age groups at the local competition will advance to a Sectional competition. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions; the top five scores from the pool of sectional champions advance to the New England Patriots Team Championship.
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 form the pool of Team Champions will qualify for the national finals at an NFL playoff game in January.
A number of NFL players have competed in Punt, Pass & Kick, including to quarterbacks such as Hall of Famer Dan Marino and Drew Bledsoe.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition is produced by NFL Properties. Support sponsors include Rumford Parks and Rumford Lodge of Elks #862.
If you have any questions, contact Rick White at 364-3851 or 357-1313.