Punt, Pass &Kick competition Sept. 28

Published 4:10 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2008

By Staff
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Dowagiac Lions Club hosts an NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass &Kick competition on Sunday, Sept. 28.
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-15. It will be held on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at Chris Taylor Alumni Field in Dowagiac.
For competition information, call the Dowagiac Schools Athletic Department at 782-4470.
Entry forms will be passed out at all Dowagiac School's Elementary and Middle School Buildings. Forms are also available in the Dowagiac Athletic Office.
The NFL Pepsi 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 advance to a Sectional competition.
The winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top five scorers from the pool of Sectional champions advance to the
Detroit Lions Team Championship, to be held at Ford Field on Nov. 23, when the Lions host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 1 p.m. contest.
Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Pepsi 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.
A number of NFL players have competed in Punt, Pass &Kick, including top former and current quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Drew Bledsoe. The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass &Kick competition is produced by NFL Properties LLC and sponsored by Pepsi.