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NFL Punt, Pass and Kick coming to Wabash Valley

Friday, August 29, 2008

Beginning Friday, Sept. 5, young football enthusiasts will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when ESPN 1300 and WSDX 1130 Radio, along with AdvantagePlus of Indiana Federal Credit Union hosts the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition.

The first competition will take place at Terre Haute North High School prior to the Patriots' home varsity football game, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Another event is scheduled to take place in Clay County on Saturday, Sept. 13.

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., those interested in competing may go to the Clay County Youth Football League for the second local event.

The final competition will take place Sept. 19, at Rockville High School prior to the Rox' varsity football game, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The free competition is open to all area boys and girls, ages 8-15. The NFL wants all children to be given an equal opportunity to compete so no registration fee or purchase is required to participate. Boys and girls, in four separate age divisions (8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking.

The age classification is as of Dec. 31, 2008. Entry forms are available at the competition sites or may be picked up in advance at AdvantagePlus of Indiana Federal Credit Union, 1122 N. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

Winners from local events advance to Sectional Competitions, with the top five winners in each region advancing to Team Championships.

The first-place finishers in each Team Championship age group advance to the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

The NFL Pepsi, Punt, Pass, Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents with scores based on distance and accuracy.

Punt, Pass and Kick has more than 4 million participants nationwide and was developed in 1961. The NFL and Pepsi developed a program for physical education teachers and coaches to teach boys and girls teamwork, athletic skills and the fundamentals of punting, passing and kicking.

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