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Punt, Pass & Kick competition
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 this Sunday at Hosmer Field.
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
This event begins at 9 a.m. for boys and girls age 6-11, followed by the 12-15 year olds at 10 a.m. Registration begins 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 a valid copy of their birth certificate in order to compete.
Entry forms will be available the day of the competition. Coaches of AYF football teams will also have copies of the forms as well.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick football 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 ten 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 four 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 Hall of Fame quarterbacks 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.